Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance

The Greater London Authority have published their Supplementary Planning Guidance (November 2012) which provides detail on how to carry forward the Mayor's view that "providing good homes for Londoners, including older Londoners. It highlights that the quality and design of homes, and the facilities provided for those living in them, are vital to ensuring good liveable neighborhoods. It is also informed by the Government's National Planning Policy Framework and by its Housing Strategy for England.

In relation to housing for older Londoners, it indicates a shortfall of 2,366per annum of specialist accommodation over 10 years with a swing to more sale and shared ownership and makes a number of suggestions on how London boroughs and providers can plan to increase supply.