Monday 27 April 2015 10.45am
Just thought I'd inject some facts into this thread which caught my eye -
1,141 affordable homes were built across the borough last year according to the GLA, including 400 new homes at social rent. Overall 23% of the new affordable homes were large family homes with 3 or more bedrooms.
In total, more than 3,600 new affordable homes have been built in Southwark since 2010. The Labour council has exceeded its own target of getting 2,000 new homes built in the borough every year, with 35% of those being affordable to households on lower incomes. Since 2010 Southwark has consistently had one of the highest levels of affordable house building in London.
We are adding to this with our delivery of 1500 new council homes at social rents by 2018 - the first of which will be let at Willow Walk
in the next few weeks.
So if "new depths" means actually building homes that people in the borough want I guess I'm way down there!