Boris’s affordable homes’ target is hit by recession

BORIS Johnson’s target for 50,000 affordable’ homes for Londoners has slipped by a year because of the current economic conditions, the London Assembly heard today. The Mayor won’t reach his target until 2012

By Mike Brooke

BORIS Johnson’s target for 50,000 affordable’ homes for Londoners has slipped by a year because of the current economic conditions, the London Assembly heard today.

The Mayor won’t reach his target until 2012, according to his deputy for Policy and Planning Sir Simon Milton.

The target can still be reached the year London hosts the Olympics with a mix of new builds’ and older properties acquired on the market, Sir Simon told Assembly members.

The Assembly’s planning and housing committee chair, Jenny Jones, said: “We regret the delay, but welcome confirmation that the 50,000 target will be met.


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“The Mayor must do his utmost to ensure this important target will not be affected by any further delays.”

The committee is to debate the Mayor’s housing strategy and his 50,000 target in more detail at its meeting on March 16.

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