Category Archives: Affordable Housing

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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Westminster Labour calls on the Council to adopt Sadiq Khan’s new housing viability test

Westminster Labour are calling for the council to urgently adopt the recommendations of the Mayor of London’s new Homes for Londoners: Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) 2017. The Mayor’s approach requires that new housing developments which fail … Continue reading

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Westminster council under fire as £1 billion regeneration of Queensway may include only four ‘affordable’ homes

        The ‘Evening Standard’ reports: “The much-vaunted £1 billion regeneration of Queensway is shaping up to include almost no “affordable” homes for young Londoners or key workers. In the latest example of a developer wanting to go … Continue reading

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Labour hit out at Harrow Road planning delays

Labour have reacted angrily to Westminster Council’s announcement that they are shelving already long delayed plans for public engagement around the Harrow Road Area Planning Framework until 2019, after completion of the new City Plan for all of Westminster. After … Continue reading

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Priced out: blow for Westminster residents as luxury 200-home Paddington development given go ahead with just 32 ‘affordable’ flats

The ‘Evening Standard’ reports: “One of Britain’s biggest property developers has been allowed to flout rules on affordable housing in central London, claiming it can’t afford to build homes for locals and first-time buyers. Despite Westminster council’s policy that all … Continue reading

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Westminster and CityWest Homes put residents on hold

Westminster City Council and its housing organisation CityWest Homes have left residents hanging on the telephone since implementing their plans to close estate offices and replace them with a new centralised call centre. Labour campaigned against shutting estate offices and … Continue reading

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