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Mayor pledges to unlock more public land

Wed 26th October 2016, 11:36 am

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has published a consultation document called a "A city for all Londoners", in which he pledges to work with other public sector organisations to help build homes on public land with the assistance of private sector partners.

Khan said: “In order to see more homes built overall in London and to accelerate delivery, I will use my strengthened Homes for Londoners team at City Hall to work with councils, housing associations, developers, housebuilders, investors and others involved in building the homes we need.”

He mentions Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police as two organisations that can supply the surplus land for more homes.

Furthermore, the mayor writes he is keen to do more to support smaller to medium-sized developers who are better equipped to bring smaller sites forward.

The full report can be found here.

The Greater London Authority will be available for meetings at the next Sitematch London event to discuss their housing policy with attending delegates. To book a meeting, contact Josie Brewer.

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