Category Archives: Intermediate 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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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 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 Fairer Housing Conference- April 11th

Date: April 11th 2017, 7pm-10pm (doors from 6.30pm) Venue: Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, W2 5ES, (near Royal Oak tube). Speakers include: Karen Buck MP, Westminster North Tom Copley AM, Labour GLA Housing Spokesperson Joanna Kennedy, former Chief Executive of … Continue reading

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Labour calls for more ambition in Westminster Council’s housing plans

Westminster Labour Group has called for Westminster Council to be more ambitious in its plans to provide new social and genuinely affordable housing. In its response to Westminster Council’s draft 5 year Housing Strategy, Labour Councillors have published a wide … Continue reading

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Westbourne Green ‘regeneration’ will do little to tackle overcrowding

Councillor David Boothroyd reveals; “We have been given statistics for overcrowding and for the number of new homes planned within the Westbourne Green Masterplan area: There are 87 families currently overcrowded living on Westbourne Green and 1 family awaiting a … Continue reading

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Westminster North Private Rented Sector Survey: Results and Conclusions

Karen Buck MP has released the findings from her Westminster North Private Rented Sector Survey “Following on from the survey I undertook on basement conversions in early 2013, a survey on the Private Rented Sector was distributed just before Christmas … Continue reading

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