Wheelchair accessible dwellings (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th September 2019.

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Photo of Tom Copley Tom Copley Labour

Policy D5 in your new draft London Plan states that 10% of all new homes built in London should be “wheelchair user dwellings”. What proportion of new homes built in the London in each of the past five years have been wheelchair user dwellings, broken down by London Borough if possible?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The London Plan Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) collates data on the proportion of dwellings which meet the relevant policy requirements for wheelchair user dwellings. This data is provided for the last five published AMRs, broken down by borough in ‘MQ 2019/17582 wheelchair user dwellings Table 1’.

AMRs can be viewed at:

https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/implementing-london-plan/monitoring-london-plan

Table 1. AMR data on wheelchair user dwellings by % of dwellings

AMR No.

AMR 9

AMR 10

AMR 11

AMR 12

AMR 13

Time period

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

01/04/15- 30/09/15

01/10/15- 31/03/16

Dwellings all new dwellings all new dwellings all new dwellings all new dwellings all new dwellings new build dwellings

Borough

Barking and Dagenham

10.9

15.8

8.0

3.5

8.6

11.8

Barnet

2.4

2.6

5.6

3.9

8.5

9.7

Bexley

9.3

6.3

14.1

15.1

13.2

3.8

Brent

8.8

12.2

13.6

4.7

1.4

1.9

Bromley

4.3

2.4

1.1

2.3

3.7

8.5

Camden

11.5

8.6

5.4

6.3

10.7

6.6

City of London

11.1

1.8

8.1

8.8

8.4

- (no new build)

Croydon

8.0

11.5

7.2

6.3

5.8

7.9

Ealing

6.5

7.8

9.0

7.2

7.8

9.3

Enfield

9.8

10.9

8.7

5.6

10.3

6.4

Greenwich

10.4

9.9

10.0

9.4

9.5

9.8

Hackney

10.2

10.7

8.5

11.2

3.5

6.3

Hammersmith and Fulham

7.0

7.6

9.4

8.2

5.3

0.0

Harringey

2.1

6.1

1.7

9.6

2.6

3.6

Harrow

9.5

4.5

8.0

7.9

11.7

12.5

Havering

9.1

6.4

13.2

3.9

6.7

3.2

Hillingdon

10.8

7.1

8.6

3.9

7.0

8.5

Hounslow

5.9

4.0

7.0

4.3

6.9

10.7

Islington

8.1

3.9

4.9

6.6

5.4

8.9

Kensington and Chelsea

8.8

3.7

11.5

11.7

10.9

21.2

Kingston upon Thames

4.7

1.7

4.2

4.8

5.0

5.4

Lambeth

7.9

6.0

6.9

8.5

7.8

12.4

Lewisham

10.6

7.5

5.5

13.6

9.6

10.4

Merton

12.3

4.8

1.2

0.0

8.8

2.6

Newham

13.7

9.7

8.7

9.1

9.7

9.9

Redbridge

1.3

3.4

5.5

7.1

4.5

7.1

Richmond upon Thames

4.7

1.2

1.0

3.1

3.1

0.0

Southwark

7.8

8.6

8.8

8.5

9.1

9.6

Sutton

13.4

11.6

9.1

4.0

12.2

6.1

Tower Hamlets

9.3

10.3

9.5

7.8

8.5

12.7

Waltham Forest

6.4

7.6

6.9

6.0

2.8

4.6

Wandsworth

9.7

8.9

7.2

2.9

10.5

8.0

Westminster

9.2

5.0

4.4

3.8

5.7

12.8

Total %

9.3

8.4

8.0

7

8.2

10