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Croydon missing ‘affordable’ housing target by 1,400 homes

Inside Croydon

Since 2016, less than half of the number of affordable homes have been delivered by developers in Croydon than are required under the Mayor of London’s 40 per cent planning policy targets.

Even Croydon’s Labour council’s house builder is falling short of the 40% affordable housing target

That’s according to research carried out by Green Party London Assembly Member Sian Berry.

Across the whole of the capital over the past two years, Berry reckons that missed planning targets have led to a shortfall of 33,000 affordable homes that have not been built.

In Croydon, where the number of affordable homes built, based on planning permissions granted, should have been 2,450, the actual number delivered is 1,039. That is just 17 per cent of homes that are “affordable”.

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