Section: Housing Provision

Mayor steps in to double affordable housing in Mill Hill scheme

Posted 09.10.17
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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved a major new residential development in Mill Hill after intervening to double the level of affordable homes and to include homes at social rent levels within the development.

Barnet Council refused permission for the development on the former National Institute for Medical Research site in February.

When the Mayor first saw the plans, they included just 20% affordable housing - 92 homes, all of which were for shared ownership. Earlier this year the Mayor 'called in' the planning application and has now secured twice as much affordable housing on the site - 185 homes, including 131 for shared ownership and 54 at social rent levels.

He also ensured 119 trees which would have been felled across the site will now be retained and an additional 91 new trees will be planted.

The development will also see a number of sports pitches previously in private hands transferred to the local council for community use.

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