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Haringey: ‘Corbyn Council’ housing goals at risk if it scraps Lendlease development deal

Haringey’s new Labour-run council could miss its house building targets, damage its own finances and possibly face legal action if it ditches plans to form a property development company formulated by the previous Labour administration, according to […]

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Southwark councillor demands public apology from Haringey cabinet member for ‘lying’ about estate regeneration plans

The credibility of the new and very different Labour administration running Haringey since the 3 May elections depends on its demonstrating a high degree of competence, both in the eyes of local residents and of fellow […]

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Haringey: housing activists to lobby ‘Corbyn council’ over Broadwater Farm demolition plans

Housing campaigners who brought about the recent election of a Labour council in Haringey led by members of the Corbynite Momentum pressure group has announced that it will lobby the first meeting of the new council’s cabinet over its […]

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Duncan Bowie: where is the planning in Sadiq Khan’s new London Plan?

Described at Municipal Dreams as “an esteemed figure in housing and planning circles”, Duncan Bowie is a long-standing academic in his field and advisor to London government, including Ken Livingstone when he was mayor. This […]

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Huge mismatch between demand for social housing and availability in London, Shelter reports

London boroughs as diverse as Newham, Merton and Kingston are at the top of the national list of local authorities with the largest gaps between the numbers of households on their social housing waiting lists […]

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Sadiq Khan’s affordable homes investment: some detail and context

Last week, City Hall announced that Sadiq Khan will “kickstart” a “major council homebuilding comeback” in London by investing £1.67bn in boroughs’ own housebuilding programmes and in so doing “help get 10,000 new council homes underway […]

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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 […]

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Estate regeneration: the case for residents’ ballots

The news that Sadiq Khan will give residents a veto over regeneration schemes on social housing estates will be welcomed by the 350,000 Londoners who might be affected by plans to demolish their homes. Regeneration of […]

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Q&A: Newham Labour mayoral hopeful Rokhsana Fiaz on gentrification, community involvement and Sir Robin Wales

Rokhsana Fiaz has been a Labour councillor for Custom House ward in the south of Newham since 2014. Aged 47, she was shortlisted yesterday for her party’s mayoral candidate selection contest and is the sole challenger […]

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Labour Newham mayor hopeful Rokhsana Fiaz pledges referendum on mayoral system

The mayoral system in Newham could be brought to an end under proposals to be announced by local councillor Rohksana Fiaz as she launches her campaign to replace long-serving incumbent Sir Robin Wales as Labour’s candidate for […]