Construction Enquirer News Four in 10 homes funded by latest affordable homes programme to be built by councils

The London Mayor has secured £3.46bn to deliver 29,456 homes with councils and housing associations from the first round of bidding for the next five-year affordable homes programme.

These fresh grants cement the council housing comeback in London, with more than four in 10 of the homes being built by councils, totalling 12,024 homes.

More than half of the social rented homes will be built by councils, and 57% of all homes will be for social rent.

A further £5.2bn was announced by the Government today for affordable homes to be delivered outside London by Homes England, but details have yet to be released.

The Mayor’s new 2021-26 programme – running alongside the extended 2016-23 programme – will see 79,000 new homes started over the next five years.

Affordable homes programme 2021-26 allocations
Organisation
Total
Homes
Social Rent
Homes
AHP
Funding
Havering
395
161
£35.2 m
Estuary Housing Association
30
16
£1.3 m
Richmond Housing Partnership
131
80
£13.9 m
City of Westminster Council
230
106
£24.1 m
Paragon Asra Housing
1,455
930
£181.7 m
Hammersmith and Fulham
394
186
£32.3 m
Poplar HARCA
227
145
£21.2 m
A2Dominion Homes
500
300
£56.0 m
Barnet
217
105
£23.5 m
Places for   People Homes
44
44
£4.0 m
Ealing
1,032
561
£109.6 m
Harrow –   Housing
411
219
£44.4 m
The Guinness Partnership
300
150
£32.7 m
TBG Open Door Homes
48
10
£3.8 m
Newlon Housing Trust
120
80
£15.8 m
Bromley
535
535
£38.0 m
Optivo
1,500
825
£180.8 m
Wandsworth
289
138
£23.4 m
Hyde Housing Association
1,476
590
£163.8 m
Lewisham
456
285
£70.0 m
Croydon Churches Housing Association
120
50
£12.5 m
Kingston upon Thames
105
105
£13.1 m
City of London
200
150
£16.5 m
Southern Housing Group
300
100
£33.5 m
London Legacy Development Corporation
825
149
£67.7 m
Brent
701
701
£111.7 m
Camden
569
569
£86.6 m
One Housing Group
386
252
£41.7 m
Hexagon Housing Association
180
90
£24.9 m
Riverside Housing Association
151
90
£18.8 m
Phoenix Community HA
73
48
£10.0 m
Lambeth
311
212
£28.2 m
Hounslow
540
540
£93.2 m
Greenwich
230
230
£38.1 m
London & Quadrant
539
154
£55.1 m
Cromwood Housing
75
75
£11.3 m
Newham
550
500
£91.7 m
Sutton
65
54
£10.1 m
Waltham Forest
77
77
£15.4 m
Hackney
100
100
£17.5 m
Haringey
647
647
£127.5 m
Barking and Dagenham
1,757
573
£171.0 m
Enfield
1,119
824
£166.6 m
Tower Hamlets
194
194
£32.0 m
Metropolitan Housing Trust
1,035
538
£128.8 m
Catalyst Housing
1,000
535
£118.9 m
Network Homes
1,000
500
£122.5 m
Notting Hill Genesis
1,265
577
£126.8 m
Octavia Housing
450
225
£55.1 m
ReSI Homes
1,250

£56.3 m
Clarion Housing Group
2,000
1,250
£240.0 m
Southwark
852
664
£126.5 m
Peabody Trust
1,000
500
£120.0 m
Total
29,456
16,739
£3.46bn

In total, almost six in ten of the homes (16,739 homes) funded by the first round of this affordable homes programme will be made available at the cheapest social rent.

The remainder will be for shared ownership and London Living Rent which can help Londoners on average incomes move into homeownership.

The Mayor has set ambitious targets for London to be a zero-carbon city by 2030 and expects homes built with funding announced today to be environmentally sustainable.

New standards introduced in the Mayor’s New London Plan include requirements for all developments of ten or more homes to be net zero-carbon and to incorporate sustainable urban green spaces.

Housing providers building homes funded by the new AHP will also have to meet new conditions on building safety and design.

AHP funding project conditions

1. The installation of sprinklers or other fire suppression systems in new blocks of flats

2. A ban on combustible materials being used in external walls for all residential development, regardless of height

3. Minimum floor-to-ceiling heights and a requirement for private outdoor space

4. A ‘sunlight clause’ requiring all homes with three or more bedrooms to be dual aspect, any single aspect one- or two-bedroom homes to not be north-facing and at least one room to have direct sunlight for at least part of the day

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “I am delighted that we have been able to come to a deal with the Government to get started on nearly 30,000 genuinely affordable homes.

“Today’s funding is good news but I know we can still go further, faster, working with ministers, housing associations and councils to deliver more of the homes Londoners so desperately need.”

 

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