Family-sized housing

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

The Just Space Recovery Plan states that “Family-sized housing must be prioritised in all new public housing developments.” What requirements are you setting for affordable housing providers, through your Affordable Homes Programme, to ensure that this takes place?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

My Affordable Homes Programme does not seek to impose size mix targets on councils or other affordable housing providers. My London Plan introduces a new requirement for local authorities to set out guidance on the size mix of social housing on the basis of local evidence of need. The increased flexibility on grant rates in the 2021-26 Affordable Homes Programme will make it easier for providers to respond to this guidance.