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LLDC housing (3)

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

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Photo of Navin Shah Navin Shah Labour

In 2018 the LLDC said that 29% of the housing on the park was affordable, while 26% across the whole LLDC area was. What are the latest figures?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Between 2014 and 2018, 7,716 homes have been completed across LLDC’s wider planning area. Of these, 1,841 homes are affordable. Currently around 4,500 new homes are under construction of which 2,257 homes are expected to be completed by the end of the year, including 417 affordable units. This is 23 per cent of total housing delivery being affordable between 2014 and 2019.

There are a number of factors, including implementation of historic planning permissions e.g. Sugar House Island, which affect the provision of affordable housing to date. From 2017 schemes which have been granted approval are generally achieving at least 35 per cent affordable housing in accordance with my affordable housing policy and guidance.

On the Park, 3,765 homes have been completed (including East Village) since 2014. Of these, 1,481 are affordable – 39 per cent of total housing delivery. This includes 466 homes at Chobham Manor, one of two LLDC neighbourhoods which are now on site. Once complete, Chobham Manor and East Wick and Sweetwater will deliver around 30 per cent affordable housing. I have also stepped in to ensure that 50 per cent affordable housing can be provided across the three remaining legacy sites – Stratford Waterfront, Pudding Mill Lane and Rick Roberts Way.