Housing and land

London is building around half of the homes that it needs to keep pace with the growing population, and the growth in families living in temporary accommodation and in overcrowded conditions.

While 40% of London’s new homes have been delivered in the CLF footprint, Central London boroughs face the most acute housing supply issues: housing and land are more expensive than any other UK sub-region; development land is in short supply; the pipeline of homes is dominated by large sites, and land with planning permission is not always in the hands of those able to build homes quickly.

CLF’s boroughs are working together on a number of areas in 2018, including aligning planning systems, improving viability assessments, and considering new approaches to housing investment.

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