‘London's ageing and energy-efficient homes are responsible for around one-third of the capitals greenhouse gas emissions and urgently need to be retrofitted.'
The mayor said it would would ‘end the tyranny of the Whitehall bidding culture where pots of funding are set at a national level'.
'We all have a role to play, our strategy emphasises our skills and expertise to take up the challenge and lead on embedding change, making a meaningful, lasting difference.'
'Climate change isn’t something we can tackle alone.'
‘We are committed to working with the local community and partners to create vibrant new neighbourhoods where people live and travel and grow the economy in an eco-friendly way.’
The number of planning permissions granted for new homes has almost doubled since 2012/13, with councils approving nine in 10 applications.
'People want to live in a community where they have easy access to family support, good employment opportunities and where house prices are affordable for locals.'