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LSE report: London needs ‘common plan of action’ across housing sector

London needs the key participants across its house-building sector to work together more productively if a sustained increase in its supply of housing is to be achieved, according to a new report by academics at the London […]

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What can council-owned housing companies in London do?

Government underfunding of affordable housing in London and the limits it imposes on councils’ freedom to borrow to build have produced a flourishing of what are called local housing companies among the capital’s boroughs. These are […]

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LSE housing team gives qualified welcome to London Mayor’s draft housing strategy

Housing experts at the London School of Economic (LSE) have given a qualified welcome to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s draft housing policy, saying it has “many sensible and commendable policies” but warning that the intended […]

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Sir Mark Boleat’s take on London affordable homes is not ‘out of order’

A new report on London’s housing problems provoked a sharp rebuke from shadow housing minister John Healey. On Twitter he described Sir Mark Boleat, chairman of the government supported Housing And Finance Institute, as “out of […]

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New survey finds that Londoners strongly support building more homes

On Twitter, Geography Jim, a self-described housing policy wonk and number cruncher at the Greater London Authority, has drawn attention to new findings about Britons’ attitudes to new homes being built in their local areas. […]

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Pressured London councils ask government for devolution and funding help

Philip Hammond has made his conference speech and, assuming cabinet mud-wrestling doesn’t consume him in the meantime, can now concentrate on drawing up his autumn budget. The chancellor will be as aware as anyone that Brexit […]

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Transport for London names preferred developer partner for Blackhorse Road car park site

Transport for London (TfL) is on course to form a joint venture partnership with a consortium of property developers in order to build new housing on the 280-bay car park it owns opposite Blackhorse Road station in Waltham […]

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Sadiq Khan housing strategy displays pragmatic grip

In London’s revivalist cosmos, where Labour’s third consecutive general election defeat was “a victory for hope”, the capital’s local authorities will soon be cascaded with taxpayer cash to be lavished on programmes of council house building not […]