Meeting London's Housing Need

This briefing paper from the House of Commons Library estimates between 50,000-80,000 new homes need to be built in the capitol a year to keep up to date with its growing population.

Some reasons behind London's housing shortage are cited as:

  • the complexities of the planning system, land availability, land ownership
  • high land values
  • building at too low densities
  • and difficulties in accessing finance

It also highlights some of the measures in place to stimulate housing growth.