The loss of affordable housing in London

We worry about the high rental cost and price of housing benefit in London, caused by the shortage of affordable housing.

Yet in the just published Heygate Estate Masterplan we are losing 2,500 social homes and getting back just 315 or so.

Similarly in the North Peckham Estate redevelopment we lost over 1,000 social units.

Is it no wonder rents are so high.

The justification for affordable housing in London has changed – from THE priority, to a planning hurdle to a minimised in the quest to socially reengineer the tenure mix in the capital.

Even teh definition of affordable housing has been redefined to exclude the majority to poorer tenants.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s