Increasing housing supply in London (1)

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Government will shortly consult on expecting local authorities to bring forward 20% of their housing supply as small sites as they believe it will speed up the building of new homes and supports the Government's wider ambition to increase competition in the house building market. Are you able to estimate the level of housing that can be supplied on small sites in London? 


Answer for Increasing housing supply in London (1)

Answer for Increasing housing supply in London (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The 2017 London Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) which supports my new draft London Plan shows that there is capacity for on average 24,500 homes a year on small sites (below 0.25 hectares in size) over the course of the 10-year housing targets, which run from 2019/20 to 2028/29.

This accounts for 38% of the overall housing capacity identified in the SHLAA study across London during this period. As a proportion of overall supply, this figure varies from borough to borough. The SHLAA findings have informed the small sites targets in my new draft London Plan (Table 4.2).