suziq wrote:That's really quite astonishing. Who gets to vote for this 'London Planning Award' I wonder? If it were Southwark residents I suspect the award would have gone elsewhere!
I don't know the answer to Jules62's questions, but I'd be really interested to know if anyone else does. As far as my particular neighbourhood is concerned (Blackfriars Bridge end of Blackfriars Road), the only construction work in the last 10 years has been hotels, offices and, yes - you've guessed it - luxury flats.
Jules62 wrote:Peter John promised in 2014 to build 11,000 new council (not so-called "affordable") homes by 2043.
This means that during this 29 year period, we should expect an average of 380 new council homes per year, so no less that 760 should have already been built if our planning award winning leader has been true to his word.
Does anyone here know if this figure of 760 has been met, and does anyone know how many existing council homes have been lost (to demolition, right-to-buy, etc) during the same period?
Zoe wrote:I'm going to be that picky person and point out that Planning and Housing are different departments and the failure to meet the council housing target is much more likely to be the fault of Housing not Planning (doesn't mean they deserve an award though).
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