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July 25, 2021

Social housing tenants’ groups, homeless organisations, and journalists often pore over the increases or decreases in annually published housing waiting lists to seek evidence of the need for social rented homes and how well need is being addressed or not. In our briefing, we assess to what extent these are…

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April 17, 2021

Read our report on – housing need, targets and delivery in London in 2018/19 and delivery of social rented homes 2005–19 – to find out what’s been delivered in your borough. This report includes the most recently published data on additional…

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January 27, 2021

On Tuesday 19th January, we launched A positive future for social housing in London: The London Tenants' Manifesto at an online event attended by tenants from 22 London boroughs, along with friends, supporters and London politicians. This is the audio recording made of the event.

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January 19, 2021

A positive future for social housing in London: The London Tenants' Manifesto has been written by social housing tenant representatives to identify proposals for a more sustainable and resilient city: socially, economically and environmentally.

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November 3, 2020

Alongside the government’s consultation on the Planning White Paper, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee put out a call for evidence on the government’s proposed planning reforms. This is the evidence we submitted in response.

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October 28, 2020

The government is proposing an overhaul of the planning system, with some potentially very concerning implications for the delivery of social rented homes and the power of local communities to influence or challenge decision making about planning applications and planning policy. This is our response to the consultation.

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September 29, 2020

The Mayor of London is consulting on ways of improving the affordability of shared ownership and his 'London Living Rent'. Launching the consultation in August, the Mayor pitched this as a way of thanking 'London's Covid heroes'. In our response we argue that this is political opportunism that insults low…

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September 29, 2020

The government is proposing another overhaul of the planning system, with some potentially very concerning implications for social housing delivery and the power of local communities to influence decision making. 'Changes to the current planning system' is the first of two consultations on these proposals. This is our response to the…

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September 29, 2020

What are the government proposing in their new Planning White Paper? What does it mean for social housing and local communities? Will growth and renewal zones provide a carte blanche for estate demolition and building over green spaces on estates? Duncan Bowie, Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London's…

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July 30, 2020

The New Kingshold Estate in Hackney, east London, was demolished in the 1990s and rebuilt. Formerly a council estate, the new estate was split between four different landlords. Pat Turnbull, Chair of the estate’s Tenants and Residents Association, the Victoria Community Association, explains how neighbours have stuck together despite it…

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