AVRUPA/LONDON-Mr Burrowes questioned the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on Tuesday, asking what steps he was taking to increase housing supply. The Chief Secretary responded by highlighting the scale of the challenge, going on to promise a £2.3 billion housing infrastructure fund and additional £1.4 billion of investment on top of a £3 billion homebuilding fund.
Pressing the matter, Mr Burrowes sought confirmation that the housing deal for London would be flexible enough to both meet both the needs of those aspiring to rent or buy their first home, and London’s homeless, “whose complex needs include the need for supported housing”.
The Chief Secretary assured Mr Burrowes that plans were in place to deliver homes for “low-cost home ownership and submarket rent, as well as supporting housing for Londoners with particular needs”.
“It is excellent news that London has received significant funding for affordable housing to buy and rent which is flexible to meet the pressing needs of my constituents” said Mr Burrowes. “Our measure of success must be whether these plans deliver for the most vulnerable in our society. Supported housing must be a priority.”