Housing is Londoners biggest concern

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, yesterday outlined his plans to create a better city for all Londoners, where no community is left behind and where everyone has the opportunities they need to fulfil their potential.

Published yesterday the press release headlines , The Mayor plans to create ‘A City for all Londoners’, the  document is the first step towards the creation of a new ‘London Plan’ – the document which sets the rules for how London develops.

The report states: Londoners regularly raise housing as their biggest concern– with only eight per cent of Londoners satisfied with housing in the city. A shortage of truly affordable homes is acting as a drag on the attractiveness of London as a place to live and work. That is why the Mayor has made housing such a priority and is working to deliver more, better, genuinely affordable homes for the Londoners who need them.

Housing is highlighted in the document: The Mayor is clear that building enough new homes and catering to the needs of all Londoners, including the most vulnerable, is extremely challenging and will be a marathon rather than a sprint. He is:

Working towards a London-wide target for 50 per cent of new homes built in London to be affordable. This is planned to be achieved through his new London Plan and by working closely with boroughs, housing associations and the development industry, through the new Homes for Londoners Board.

Building new homes both for sale and for rent, including a range of different sorts of affordable housing. Delivering more shared ownership properties and renting options to help middle earners.

Launching a new No Nights Sleeping Rough Taskforce, in partnership with boroughs, charities and other key players – aiming to help people who are sleeping rough and, crucially, to prevent people ending up on the street in the first place.

Read the press release ‘A City for all Londoners’ in full click here


Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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