London Assembly critical of Borisí housing strategy

Thu 27th February 2014, 12:01 pm

The housing committee of the London Assembly has issued a scathing response to mayor Boris Johnsonís proposed housing strategy to tackle the shortage in London.

Chief among the committee’s concerns is that the strategy is “woefully lacking” on overcrowding and that the targets of affordable homes are inadequate.

The committee believes the proposal is not ambitious enough when it comes to supplying new homes, claiming the 42,000 homes per year figure a "conservative estimate" of need.

The response states: "It is very worrying, therefore, that the mayor’s top line house building target should fall so short of the capital’s assessed need.

"The committee urges the mayor to explain in the final version of his strategy why this is the case and what he proposes to do about it."



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