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Studio and one-bedroom flats (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Nicky Gavron Nicky Gavron Labour

For planning applications referred to you, would you be able to give the proportion of approved units that are a) studios and b) one-bedroom units for each of the years 2017-18 and 2018-19?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Data on the number of bedrooms in residential developments are held on the London Development Database which includes all permissions that propose new residential units.

Analysis of the LDD data shows that in 2017/18, 7 per cent of gross units approved were studios and 35 per cent were 1-bed units. In 2018/19 the provisional data shows that 7 per cent of units were studios and 37 per cent were 1-bed units.

Looking just at schemes proposing 150 units or more (as this is the threshold at which residential schemes must be referred to me), in 2017/18, 6 per cent of units were studios and 35 per cent were 1-bed units. In 2018/19 the provisional data shows 6 per cent were studios and 37 per cent were 1-bed units.

The figures and explanatory notes are included in the attached document.