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Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood
@Andrewwood17

Nov 25
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A reminder that Tower Hamlets has the highest housing targets to deliver in the country (38% more then Birmingham 2nd despite being much smaller!) Had to deliver 10,146 new homes Delivered 9,344 in 3 years If you miss targets it makes it harder to gov.uk/government/pub… 1/

object to new planning applications In 2020 we missed the target by a large % but caught up in 2021 But TH is very dependent on the delivery of a small number of very large schemes & planning applications & delivery have slowed in recent years which twitter.com/Andrewwood17/s… 2/
Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood
@Andrewwood17

Key issue for Westferry Printworks Tower Hamlets has missed its housing delivery targets set by the Mayor of London Over last 3 years needed to deliver 11,002 homes in total (highest in country) but only delivered 8,106! 74% of target Government rules 1/ gov.uk/government/pub…
means that TH Council will probably welcome a new planning application by Northern & Shell for Westferry Printworks for circa 1,200 homes (more on this later) Even 1,200 homes is only 12% of last 3 years targets (which are set by the Mayor of London) And Mayor of Tower Hamlets 3/
has said the Isle of Dogs & South Poplar has to deliver 57% of all new homes in Tower Hamlets (meaning we have to deliver 31,209 new homes when in 2019 we already had 23,000 homes) twitter.com/Andrewwood17/s… 4/
Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood
@Andrewwood17

A reminder we have been set some big housing targets to deliver Tower Hamlets Council says a minimum of 31,209 new homes between 2016 & 2031 Mayor of London minimum 29,000 but has modeled 38,000 or 49,000 extra homes We had 23,000 homes in 2019 in the Isle of Dogs & S Poplar 4/
Total housing targets in England over 3 years 625,151 Tower Hamlets has to deliver 1.6% which means the Isle of Dogs & South Poplar area has to deliver close to 1% of Englands housing in an area you can walk across in 30 minutes! 5/
Although some Conservative MPs want to scrap housing targets (although that may not apply in London as our targets set by the Mayor of London) twitter.com/rcolvile/statu… 6/
We all know British politics/economics/society is hopelessly, hilariously biased against the young. But as I warn in my column today, a high-profile gang of Tory MPs is aiming to make things unimaginably worse. (1/?) thetimes.co.uk/article/tory-n…
Forgot to say that the housing targets for TH are not for the whole Borough as the area near the Olympic Stadium has a separate target for the London Legacy Development Corporation (in green) which is responsible for planning decisions in that area + a part of Newham & Hackney 7/
Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood

@Andrewwood17
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