MQT on 2020-02-24
Session date: 
February 24, 2020
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In view of your recent decision not to proceed with residential development in Old Oak North, including the Cargiant site, and therefore not to accept the £250m funding from the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, how many homes do you now expect to deliver in the OPDC area per year over the next ten years?




Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Intend to Publish version of the London Plan sets OPDC a target to deliver 13,670 homes over the next ten years – an average of 1,367 homes per year.

The Government requires local planning authorities to publish a five-year housing land supply, showing how homes targets will be met in the short term. OPDC’s most recent five-year housing supply, published in February 2020, shows that OPDC envisages 6,938 homes to be completed over the next five years, or an average of 1,388 homes per year.

OPDC has announced a new approach, which will bring forward and unlock a range of early sites – in both public and private ownership - where substantial numbers of new homes and jobs can be developed quickly. This will be done alongside a focus on the large public sector land holdings that are close to the existing Willesden Junction station and the proposed new HS2 interchange hub, which together offer major opportunities for strategic scaled growth and regeneration

OPDC will be making modifications to its Local Plan to support the delivery of this new approach and show how it can continue to meet its ten-year London Plan homes target.