Borisí deputy for planning calls housing shortage a major challenge

Tue 30th July 2013, 11:27 am

Londonís deputy mayor for planning, says the capital is set to experience a major population growth, but is only building half the number of homes to meet future demand.

At the Royal Town Planning Institute’s annual conference, Lister said population would grow by 200,000 in a few years’ time, reaching 10 million by the end of the 2030’s.

Lister said: “We have a dire shortage of affordable homes. We need to build 32,000 homes a year.

"But in a good year, we build only 27,000 homes a year. We need to up that to 45,000 homes a year. We have to double where we are today in housing production numbers. And that's an enormous challenge."

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