This article shows the mayor's determination to drive through housing development in London. This clearly very good news as a plan but as ever the devil in the detail. Planning will need to be worked through in the context of a shortage of planners, the construction industry will need to develop capacity in a context of BREXIT, how will the social rent cap play in? . There are many questions - but that's for later. This is a start and a much needed one.
Mayor Khan announces £2bn deal with housing associations London’s mayor yesterday announced a deal to build nearly 50,000 affordable homes to rent and buy over the next four years. The deal will see an estimated £1.7bn invested in 49,398 ‘genuinely affordable’ homes being built, Sadiq Khan said, with new homes in all 32 boroughs and the City of London. They will be delivered by 44 housing providers – including large and small housing associations, as well as nine London councils