Housing

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 3rd July 2006.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new (a) private houses and (b) units of social housing were built in (i) Greater London and (ii) Bexley borough in (A) 2001 and (B) 2005.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning)

The numbers of new private houses and units of social houses built in Greater London and the borough of Bexley are given in the following table. New units of social housing includes all those built by local authorities and registered social landlords for sub-market rent, but does not include those sold below market value to groups such as key workers. Information on social housing is for financial years and figures for 2005-06 are not yet available. Local authorities can use section 106 negotiations on new residential developments to support new social housing.

Number of new dwellings built in London and the borough of Bexley
2001-02 2004-05 2005-06
London
Private (new build) 10,510 17,937 13,318
Social rent (new build) 4,228 4,054
Bexley
Private (new build) 196 101 103
Social rent (new build) 6 21
Source:

P2 returns from local authorities to DCLG, Housing Corporation.

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