Sadiq Khan hits annual target for starting new affordable homes

Construction of over 12,500 new affordable homes was started in London during the 2017/18 financial year, surpassing the yearly target Sadiq Khan has set for himself, according to government figures just published by City Hall. Work […]


London voters will back council candidates who support more housebuilding, says new poll

A majority of Londoners support new housing being built in their neighbourhoods and nearly three times as many say they would look favourably on borough council candidates who promise more housebuilding as say the opposite, according to […]


Fair funding for London: how about some, minister?

The government has been conducting a review of how it allocates cash to local authorities. Many in London, as you might imagine, have firm views on the matter. London Councils, the body that represents the capital’s […]


Merton’s estate regenerations: quieter than some

Merton is one of London’s quieter boroughs, despite the two biggest parties fighting close battles for control over it for many years. Perhaps that is why the council’s recent approval of three estate demolition and rebuild […]


Labour’s Newham mayor contest too close to call, both sides say

The outcome of the contest between Sir Robin Wales and Councillor Rokhsana Fiaz to become Labour’s mayoral candidate in Newham will end on Friday lunchtime and effectively decide who bosses the borough for the next four […]


Thank you for making On London’s crowdfunding campaign a success

The five week, all-or-nothing On London crowdfunding campaign drew to a successful close at 8.22 this morning, with a total of £25,401 pledged by a rather magnificent 434 people. The last four or five days […]


Walthamstow Town Square: regeneration tensions

Protesters were out in force in Walthamstow Central recently, opposing the redevelopment of The Mall shopping centre and a portion of the adjacent Town Square and Gardens by retail investors Capital & Regional. Opponents of […]


The On London crowdfunding campaign: £10,000 needed in 10 days

The On London crowdfunding campaign began on 1 February, exactly one year after the site was launched, with the aim of raising £25,000 from readers, sympathisers and friends. As I write this, there are 10 […]