Published: 17th May 2019

Housing in London in 2010. © Jorge Royan / / CC BY-SA 3.0 A majority of London boroughs have set up their own local housing development companies as they look to build more homes, a new report has revealed. 19 of the capital’s 33 local authorities have set up local development companies wholly owned by themselves, while a further seven have entered into joint venture partnerships with other bodies. The report, published by New London Architecture (NLA), said the figures show that London’s councils are beginning to return to delivering public housing after a slowdown since the 1980s. Peter Murray, chair of NLA, wrote in the report: ‘In recent years authorities have begun to realise that they need to deliver more homes themselves if they are to meet their target for growth. ‘Supported by government policies that have encouraged greater entrepreneurialism in the public sector, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)