Commenting on the Mayor of London’s announcement that 50,000 homes are now planned for Housing Zones, Labour’s London Assembly Housing Spokesperson, Tom Copley AM said:
“Whilst it’s good Boris Johnson has finally woken up to the capital’s housing crisis this is far too little far too late. Independent analysis shows London needs to be building 48,841 homes annually, a target Boris has missed each and every year he has been Mayor. Last year London built only 18,260.
“The Mayor needs to understand that announcing homes to be built in the future just won’t cut it. Plans don’t put a roof over a family’s head.
“Boris Johnson should be apologising for his abject failure to build enough affordable homes during his time at City Hall, not crowing about homes which won’t be built until long after he has left office.”