Viability/Affordable Housing (1)

MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


At the October 2016 MQT, in response to a question from Nicky Gavron, the Mayor said “We are giving expertise now in relation to viability [and] we should be thinking about giving help in relation to environmental issues. Can I go away and think about that and talk to my Deputy Mayor [for Environment and Energy], Shirley Rodrigues, and also the Deputy Mayors for Planning and Housing to see how we can do that?” Have you worked out how this can be done?


Answer for Viability/Affordable Housing (1)

Answer for Viability/Affordable Housing (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since the introduction of the zero carbon homes and offsetting policy in 2016, we have been working closely with boroughs through regular workshops to discuss progress with setting up offset funds, to share knowledge and to offer advice and guidance. As a result of these discussions, we identified that a guiding framework was required to create a consistent approach to selecting projects for offset payments that takes account of local priorities, and provides guidance on addressing additionality, deliverability and carbon cost effectiveness. We expect this to be issued by the end of the year and will be engaging with boroughs on the content.