Category Archives: Affordable Housing

KEY PLEDGE: Westminster Labour will build many more council and lower rent homes

For far too long Westminster Council has not built enough social or lower rent housing to respond to the huge need in our city, and all too often the ‘affordable’ housing that has been built is still too expensive for … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour will ensure developers contribute their fair share of properly affordable housing

For far too long Westminster Conservatives’ laissez-faire and overly cosy approach to private developments in our city have led to Westminster having one of the worst records in London on affordable housing. In the most recent official GLA statistics for … Continue reading

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Labour will make ‘affordable homes’ affordable with Westminster Key Worker Homes

One of the more insidious changes introduced by the Conservative Government since 2010 and driven hard during Boris Johnson’s spell as Mayor of London was the systematically undermining of the meaning of the word ‘affordable’ in affordable housing. Allowing the … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour’s plan of action to stop CityWest Homes and local Housing Associations failing our residents

Residents are angry with the very poor performance of CityWest Homes, the organisation that manages the homes of council tenants and leaseholders on behalf of Westminster Council. Service standards have clearly deteriorated after Conservative council cuts to the housing management … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City West Homes, Council housing, Council leaseholders, Council tenants, Estate Office, Genesis, Housing, Housing Associations | 4 Comments

Westminster Labour pledge to clean up the planning system by ending hospitality from developers

Labour believes that under Conservative control Westminster Council has put the needs of property developers first for far too long. For decades they have let developers get away with building far fewer ‘affordable’ homes than required under Westminster’s planning policy, … Continue reading

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Westminster Tories let developers off the hook on affordable housing……again!

Westminster Conservatives have once again decided to let developers off providing the required 30% of social housing in a major redevelopment plan in Baker Street. The plans for the redevelopment of an entire block at 15-35 Baker Street, 88-110 George Street … Continue reading

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Shameful Sharma blocks Government support for Westminster fire safety

Westminster Labour have reacted with anger at the news that Westminster Council’s request for Government support over fire safety measures has been rejected by the Conservative-DUP Government’s Housing Minister Alok Sharma. The full cost of implementing fire safety measures such … Continue reading

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