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Record number of affordable homes built in Southwark last year


30 April 2015
Homes1 Over 1,100 new affordable homes were built in Southwark in the last year, according to new figures from the Greater London Authority.

Southwark was one of the highest local authorities in London for affordable housing, with only four other London councils building more new affordable homes in the last year.

1,141 affordable homes were built across the borough, including 400 new homes at social rent. Overall 23% of the new affordable homes were large family homes with 3 or more bedrooms.

Over 700 new affordable homes were built in Bermondsey and Old Southwark, where Labour councillor Neil Coyle is fighting Lib Dem Government Minister Simon Hughes in the upcoming election.

Neil Coyle welcomed the announcement and said: “The Coalition Government cut funding for affordable housing as soon as they got into office, but despite this Southwark’s Labour council has delivered a record number of affordable homes across the borough, including 700 new affordable homes in Bermondsey in the last year alone.

“To tackle the housing crisis we need a Labour government that will build 200,000 homes a year and take robust action to help private renters.” 

In total, more than 3,600 new affordable homes have been built in Southwark since 2010. Over the last five years Southwark has consistently had one of the highest levels of affordable house building in London.


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