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Swan Housing Association are delighted to have been jointly selected as lead partner in a consortium with IglooRegeneration, to be part of The Mayor of London's new London Development Panel (LDP).
The LDP is made up of developers, housing associations and contractors who have been selected by the GLA as partners that public bodies can work with to accelerate housing delivery on sites that they own.
The Mayor's draft London Plan identifies capacity for 65,000 new homes a year and aims to increase the proportion of genuinely affordable homes being built in London.
Swan Housing Association, which is building genuinely affordable homes across East London, has already worked closely with the Mayor of London on developments including the recently announced Webbs Industrial Estate redevelopment in Waltham Forest (CGI above), which will offer over 350 new affordable homes for first-time buyers in Waltham Forest. The land was purchased in 2016 and released for development for 100 per cent affordable homes, by Mayor, Sadiq Khan in August 2017. Swan Housing Association and Catalyst Housing plan to redevelop the site to deliver 363 new affordable homes for shared ownership and flexible workspace, retail space, artists' studios and other ancillary uses.
The LDP is now open for business and the Mayor is urging public land owners to identify surplus sites and bring them forward for development.
John Synnuck, Chief Executive of Swan Housing Group said:
We are delighted to have through the LDP2, the opportunity to contribute to the delivery of genuinely affordable housing for London. The partnership we have put in place will allow Swan to bid independently, or in partnership with Igloo on projects across London. Swan are committed to delivering 10,000 additional homes by 2027 and we look forward to working with the GLA and the Mayor of London to build the high-quality homes Londoners need.
James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing & Residential Development, said:
Public land has a vital role to play in tackling the housing crisis and the new London Development Panel offers public land owners a quicker and more efficient way to bring their sites forward. We want to see it playing an important role in building the homes Londoners so desperately need.
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