Does the GLA collect data on cases where applicants make “cash in lieu” contributions to affordable housing, instead of or in addition to on-site provision? If so, can you provide a breakdown of contributions made and the number of cases by borough in each of the past three years. If not, is this something you will be measuring as part of the updated London Development Database?
Cash in lieu of affordable housing is recorded on the London Development Database. The number of cases and the amount, as provided by London’s planning authorities, is shown in the spreadsheet ‘MQ 2020 0593 Cash in lieu on planning approvals.xlsx’. The data covers the period from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2019.
Cash in lieu of affordable housing will continue to be measured as part of the updated London Development Database.