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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 13, 2020

The Mayor of London has wide-ranging strategic powers over housing, regeneration and large-scale developments. This Guide sets out what those powers are and how they impact on us locally.

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May 11, 2020

Demolition or refurbishment? Which is best for residents? LTF representative, Pat Turnbull, is here featured in a video in 2015 by University College London (UCL)'s Engineering Exchange, highlighting the many challenges, iniquities and pressures faced by social housing residents facing demolition on their estates.

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February 5, 2020

The English Housing Survey headline report 2018/19 was published in January. We’ve pulled out some of the key statistics for social renters and compared the national picture to that in London, and the picture for tenants compared to homeowners. The London data is from the Greater London Authority’s Housing in…

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January 7, 2020

Read about our work and achievements in 2018-19.

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October 15, 2019

Had all the boroughs hit their London Plan targets between 2005 and 2017 we would now have an additional 53,375 social and affordable rent homes across the capital. This briefing crunches the numbers to breakdown borough by borough the shortfall in delivery of social and affordable rent homes over this…

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March 2, 2018

Our response to the consultation on the Mayor of London’s Draft New London Plan.

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December 11, 2016

As part of our response to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s draft document, ‘A City for all Londoners’, we made this proposal for for formal involvement of the community and voluntary sector in regional strategic and statutory housing policy. This resulted in the Mayor establishing the London Housing Panel in…

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Further resources

There are many groups and organisations doing important work to support social housing, tenants and leaseholders in London. For further information and resources, check out some of the following:

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TRAs, TMOs and social housing co-ops can now join us as Associate Members and access further LTF publications and resources.

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