Three more housing zones announced
5 August 2015, Blog
The mayor’s office has announced three more housing zones in the boroughs of Brent, Westminster and Sutton. Eighteen of the 20 new zones have now been announced. It has been reported that the two remaining zones will be announced by late summer.
The three zones are set to deliver 5,932 homes collectively. The announcement brings the mayor up to his target of 50,000 new homes for Londoners.
Given the mayor’s poor housing record – many of the affordable homes that he has delivered were started by his predecessor and the number of homes that he was building mid-way through his second term was poor – he will be happy to come to the end of his tenure on a higher housing note.
The housing scheme is said to have been well received by the London boroughs, so it is possible that it may be extended.