Published: 13th Jun 2019

Housing in London in 2010. © Jorge Royan / / CC BY-SA 3.0 The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan must ‘go further’ when it comes to delivering affordable housing in the city, the London Assembly has said. A report by the Assembly’s Housing Committee has found that the total of new affordable homes completed in London last year was well below the average set in the preceding decade. Over 7,500 homes supported by the mayor were completed in 2018/19, a 41% increase on the previous year, but still way down on the average of over 10,000 homes a year ten years ago. The chair of the Housing Committee, Tom Copley AM, said: ‘There is room for the Mayor to go further.’ City Hall currently estimates that London needs 66,000 new homes each year in order to meet housing demand, of which only around half (32,000) … (To read the full article, subscribe below)