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Ministers say Sadiq Khan's housing record is 'deeply disappointing'. What does the data say?

Ministers say Sadiq Khan's housing record is 'deeply disappointing'. What does the data say?

In February, before the coronavirus made electioneering in the capital a less urgent priority, London mayor Sadiq Khan put out a press release. It revealed statistics showing that he was on course to meet his affordable housing target this year – to see work started on 17,000 affordable homes. If he achieves it, it will be the first time in four years he has come close to that kind of level.

How housing need assessment might change

How housing need assessment might change

The housing ministry has proposed a shake-up of its standard method of assessing housing need. Commentators say this has been prompted by ministers' concerns about the loss of green belt and greenfield land, but opinions differ as to how radical the changes might be.

The implications of the housing secretary's London Plan intervention

The implications of the housing secretary's London Plan intervention

The housing secretary's proposed changes to the London Plan - including watering down the mayor's flagship policies aiming to protect green belt and industrial land - has prompted uncertainty over the status of the capital's spatial strategy and the timescale of its adoption, say experts.

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