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Preventing Wasted Housing Supply

We recently consulted on a discussion paper and questionnaire to inform a Supplementary Planning Document, which will provide further guidance on our adopted Core Strategy policy CS12, and the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework, which deal with meeting housing needs in the borough.

We are proposing to take measures through the use of legal agreements (known as Section 106 agreements) to ensure that new-build housing in major developments is not left unoccupied in the interests of property speculation. This is in light of the growing evidence that new housing, particularly apartments in high-density new developments, is not contributing to meeting London's housing needs.

The consultation period is now closed. However, the discussion paper can be downloaded below for reference.

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