Section: Housing Provision

More councils than ever before back community led housing development

Posted 17.05.19
National Community Land Trust Network: Further reading

Research undertaken by the National Community Land Trust Network has revealed that a third of local authorities in England are now supporting community led housing development.

Information compiled following Freedom of Information requests to all councils in England in December 2018 reveals that:

Community led housing projects are more likely to succeed when groups have developed a meaningful relationship with council officers and staff.

The research highlights how local authorities are starting to embrace new solutions to protect and strengthen their communities and places.


Council house starts in London in 2018/19 reach the highest level in 34 years

Posted 13.05.19
Mayor of London: Further reading

Figures released show a record-breaking number of affordable homes were started in London with City Hall's support last year - including the highest number of new council homes in the capital in 34 years.

The new statistics show 14,544 affordable homes were started in the year 2018/19 - more than in any year since City Hall took control of housing investment in the capital and exceeding the target of 14,000 agreed with Government ministers.

This total includes more homes at social rent levels than ever before (3,991) and 1,916 council homes - more than in any year since 1984/85.

The Mayor of London has set a target to invest £1 billion into building 14,700 new council homes over the next three years - which includes 11,000 social rented homes.

He has secured a total of £4.8 billion from Government to start building 116,000 new homes in the capital by 2022.


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