The mayor of London has set out details of a new team that will aim to speed up housebuilding in the capital.
Homes for Londoners will meet quarterly and will be chaired by Sadiq Khan, with deputy mayor for housing James Murray acting as deputy chair.
The team will oversee housing delivery, land assembly and investment decisions and will draw on expertise from across the housing and property sectors to help develop new housing policy for London.
It will also scrutinise viability assessments, which determine how much affordable housing is included in new developments.
A review of capacity and skills across the Greater London Authority is also under way, which will identify where additional expertise and support is required to help the GLA have greater role in housing delivery.
Mr Khan said: “I am determined that Londoners get the same opportunities this great city gave me.
“That is why I am setting up my Homes for Londoners team to speed up homebuilding and to move towards 50 per cent of new homes in London being genuinely affordable to rent and buy.”
Homes for Londoners full team:
- Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan (chair)
- Deputy mayor for housing and residential development, James Murray (deputy chair)
- Four borough leaders – to be nominated by London Councils
- Transport for London commissioner
- GLA executive director — housing & land
- Chair of the G15, David Montague
- Two members of the residential property sector