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New funding announced to promote precision manufactured homes for London

Following recommendations set out in my report (Designed, sealed, delivered), the Mayor approves funding for a project to promote precision manufactured homes (PMH) The project will provide manufactured housing design guidance and shows the Mayor’s commitment to the modernisation of … Continue reading

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Government’s national planning proposals and their impact on delivering homes for London (MQT, 22 March 2018)

At the 22 March 2018 questions to the Mayor of London, I asked Sadiq Khan about Government proposals to revise the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and their impact on delivering the homes that London needs. Here is the response … Continue reading

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Building regulations post-Grenfell

The London Assembly Housing Committee recently met to investigate the issues for social housing post-Grenfell. There, I asked whether strategic changes are needed in the quality, design and standards for future homes. It has been a long-held concern of mine … Continue reading

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Three Years on, Mayor is Failing to Tackle Rough Sleeping

Three years ago this month, Boris Johnson pledged to end rough sleeping in London by 2012. Today, faced with a perfect storm of unemployment, funding cuts, welfare reform and housing market failure, even more people are sleeping rough on London’s … Continue reading

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Interview: ‘Housing crisis endangers London’s social fabric’

Last week I was interviewed by young journalist Ed Challis about London’s housing crisis, including the issues of soaring rents and welfare reform (pdf). You can listen to the interview by clicking on the links below. http://audioboo.fm/boos/652280 http://audioboo.fm/boos/652275-nicky-gavron-the-mayor-is-silent-on-london-s-housing-crisis

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Housing budget in a pickle

The coalition government has slashed London’s housing budget by 60 per cent, although you wouldn’t know it from the press release. Under the cover of giving new powers to City Hall, a budget of £3 billion has been spun to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Last Night’s Meeting with Tower Hamlets Somali Friends of Labour

For me, the Labour Party is the natural home of the Somali community. Last night I had the pleasure of speaking at the launch of the Tower Hamlet’s Somali Friends of Labour. There were great speeches from Amina Ali, Rachel … Continue reading

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