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Our Divisional Director David Harris comments on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's pledge for housing in the capital and how Premier Modular's offsite housing product can help.

Our Divisional Director David Harris comments on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's pledge for housing in the capital and how Premier Modular's offsite housing product can help.

It was with real interest that I read the recent comments from Sadiq Khan in CN Briefing.

The ambitious plans to build more affordable homes in the London area are something that would hugely benefit from using the Premier Modular Housing systems. Our systems are ideal for providing high quality fast track homes to exacting quality standards.

It is good to see the long term plans for Legal and General for their move into the offsite industry, however Social Housing Landlords and Developers should note that Premier have a perfect solution, fully warrantied and with mortgage provision, in place now. These could be fulfilling their requirements now.

 


 

Great Expectations

Sadiq Khan is certainly living up to expectations.

Today, London’s mayor slammed his predecessor Boris Johnson’s “frankly embarrassing attempt” at delivering affordable homes in the capital.

He said Mr Johnson had “left the cupboard bare on housing”, adding that it would be a “hard and long process to fix his mess”.

Listed among Mr Johnson’s “failures” was the decision to give planning permission to schemes comprising as little as 13 per cent affordable housing, Mr Khan said.

Minutes later, the mayor’s office issued another statement, announcing that Mr Khan had refused to approve a scheme because it included no affordable housing and would encroach on green belt land.

He pledged to use his “full range of planning powers” to protect green spaces and deliver affordable homes.

But for those of you worried about what this could mean for getting schemes through the system, fear not: Mr Khan was adamant that he wanted “to work with developers to build the homes London so desperately needs”.

The new mayor believes that by working with boroughs, developers and housing associations together, he has a better chance of delivering the 50,000 homes a year the capital requires.

And that appears to be a pretty consistent message running through Mr Khan’s team..

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