Affordable Housing: Greater London

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Chair, London Regional Select Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the target is for the provision of affordable housing in each London local authority.

Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Boroughs' targets for provision of affordable housing are set in Core Strategies and, where they exist, saved policies from Unitary Development Plans. Where neither is in place the existing London Plan policy that 50 per cent. of all new housing across London should be affordable would apply. Borough targets for provision of affordable housing are set out in the following table:

Borough Target
Barking and Dagenham 50 per cent.
Barnet 50 per cent.
Bexley 35 per cent.
Brent 50 per cent.
Bromley 35 per cent.
Camden 50 per cent.
City of London 50 per cent.
Croydon 40-50 per cent.
Ealing 50 per cent.
Enfield London Plan target applies
Greenwich 35 per cent. minimum (50 per cent. on Greenfield or readily developable former employment land)
Hackney London Plan target applies
Hammersmith and Fulham London Plan target applies
Haringey 50 per cent.
Harrow London Plan target applies
Havering 50 per cent.
Hillingdon London Plan target applies
Hounslow London Plan target applies
Islington London Plan target applies
Kensington and Chelsea London Plan target applies
Kingston upon Thames 30-50 per cent. (50 per cent. on schemes of 25 units or more)
Lambeth 40 per cent. (50 per cent. with grant)
Lewisham 35 per cent.
Merton London Plan target applies
Newham London Plan target applies
Redbridge 50 per cent.
Richmond upon Thames 50 per cent.
Southwark 50 per cent. (35 per cent. or 40 per cent. in Central Activities Zone, central London)
Sutton 50 per cent.
Tower Hamlets 50 per cent. (35 per cent. on individual privately owned sites), adopted for development management purposes
Waltham Forest 50 per cent.
Wandsworth London Plan target applies
Westminster 50 per cent. (10-30 per cent. in Central Activities Zone, central London)

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