Response: Mayor's Revised London Housing Strategy 2011

By: Toby Lloyd  Published: March 2012


Shelter welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft Revised London Housing Strategy 2011. London’s housing system is at a critical juncture, both in terms of the profound changes to housing policy and sub-national government brought in by the Localism Act 2011, and the wider economic and fiscal climate. In this context, it is critical that the Mayor demonstrates clear, strong leadership. The strategic policy choices taken at this moment will establish the overall direction for housing delivery and investment in London for years to come.

Summary

We recognise that political and economic context of this strategy is undergoing profound and rapid change, and that many of the details will be worked out and delivered through the new governance framework currently being established. Nonetheless we believe that the current draft of this strategy represents a missed opportunity in terms of the Mayor’s new powers, and that there are significant gaps in its policy programme.

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