Section: Housing Provision

Starts and completions of affordable homes in London not disrupted by the pandemic

Posted 13.05.21
Mayor of London: Further reading

New figures show 13,318 genuinely-affordable homes started on London sites in 2020/21 despite the impact of the pandemic. This total surpasses the annual target agreed with Government at the start of the pandemic.

More than 6,000 homes started in the last year will be available at social rent levels - the second highest annual figure in the last decade.

The number of genuinely-affordable homes completed across London rose last year, with 9,051 affordable homes completed in 2020/21 - up from 7,775 homes the year before.

Affordable homebuilding is underway across London with every borough reporting new starts in the last financial year. The borough with the highest number of starts last year is Newham, with work beginning on 1,689 new affordable homes.

The east London borough also had the highest number of completions last year with 1,275 affordable homes being finished.

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Media Watch

Updated 19.05.21

Construction Enquirer: Investment group Apache Capital has confirmed plans to to design, build and operate 3,000 modular family homes for rent across the UK.

Oxford Mail: 91 new affordable homes are to be built in Littlemore to help address Oxford's housing crisis.

Luton Today: Borough Council is one of a minority of local authorities building more social housing than that being sold off under Right To Buy.

Construction Enquirer: The Guinness Partnership has named United Living New Homes as its builder for 311 flats at its Points Cross development in Leeds.

Gloucestershire Live: Gloucestershire's newest housing estate will be 100% affordable housing - if planning is allowed, it could form the first phase of a 1,100-home development in the area.

The Herald: Wheatley Group has unveiled plans to build 5,500 new homes across Scotland by 2026, declaring this will be "one of the largest affordable housebuilding programmes in the UK over the next five years".

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