Increasing housing supply in London (2)

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


The Government will set up a review panel to investigate the significant gap between housing completions and the amount of land allocated or permissioned. What gap, if any, exists in London and what steps, if any, will you take to close it?


Answer for Increasing housing supply in London (2)

Answer for Increasing housing supply in London (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The pipeline of homes approved in London but not yet completed has grown year on year, reaching a net total of 274,000 in 2015/16. My draft London Housing Strategy and draft London Plan outline how I intend to significantly increase the number of new homes built in the capital. This includes ensuring that more planning permissions are seen through to completion, for example through my new approach to viability and affordable housing, which incentivises applicants to deliver planning permissions within two years.