Housing Zones Network expands

Building on its success over the last two years, the Housing Zones Network is now broadening out to address wider housing and development issues, and is now the London Housing Network. Future of London set up the Housing Zones Network in 2015 to support the delivery of 75,000 homes across 30 zones by 2025. With the programme now well-established, … [Read more...]

Making housing delivery models work

Cross-sector partnerships are on the rise again in the quest to deliver housing and regeneration more effectively. The emphasis now is on structures that give councils more control and help them retain assets for long-term revenue, but most models, from joint ventures through council-owned companies to new tenures and types, are relatively new; … [Read more...]

Housing Zones Network: GLA zones update

The GLA’s Housing Zones programme is supporting the delivery of 75,000 homes across 31 zones by 2025, aiming for 25,000 more than initially promised. Future of London’s Housing Zones Network, backed by the GLA and Potter Raper Partnership, supports public-sector organisations delivering these ambitious initiatives through … [Read more...]

Housing Zones report launch

Housing Zones were introduced by the previous mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who designated 31 areas to receive funding and support to develop difficult sites. Interest in the programme has been so high that bid requests have outstripped the funding available. Future of London’s Housing Zones Progress Report, launched 26 January, concludes that … [Read more...]

Housing Zones Network: GLA & Zone Update

The GLA’s Housing Zones programme is supporting the delivery of 75,000 homes across 31 zones by 2025, aiming for 25,000 more than initially promised. Future of London’s Housing Zones Network, backed by the GLA,  supports public-sector organisations delivering these ambitious initiatives through practical knowledge and best practice. On 20th … [Read more...]

London’s Housing Zones: March 2016 update

On 10 March, Boris Johnson announced 11 new London Housing Zones, bringing the total to 31. In total, the new zones will deliver almost 25,000 homes, 8,500 of which will be Affordable Housing (an average of 35% across the 11 zones). The zones will receive funding of between £25-55m to address barriers to development and enable higher levels of … [Read more...]

Housing Zones: Thamesmead, Abbey Wood and Plumstead

As part of our project looking at the progress of London’s Housing Zones, we’ll be posting profiles of some of the zones to show what’s being done to speed up housing deliver in the Capital and showcase some of the diverse approaches being taken in different areas. To find out more about this project or to get involved, email … [Read more...]

Housing Zones: Heart of Harrow

As part of our project looking at the progress of London’s Housing Zones, we’ll be posting profiles of some of the zones to show what’s being done to speed up housing deliver in the Capital and showcase some of the diverse approaches being taken in different areas. To find out more about this project or to get involved, email … [Read more...]

Housing Zones Network: Expert insight on monster programmes

What does it take to successfully deliver a complex, long-term housing or regeneration programme, and live to tell the tale? To give Housing Zones teams insight into managing some of London’s big multi-year beasts, Future of London is bringing together a senior cross-sector panel on 26th November, as the first session in the Housing Zones Network … [Read more...]

Housing Zones: Update and new support network launched

Since the first of London’s Housing Zones were announced in February 2015, there has been a steady trickle of announcements. Eighteen of the twenty zones are now confirmed, with the final two expected by the end of the year. The six zones announced since May are: Alperton (Brent) Edgware Road (Westminster) Meridian Water … [Read more...]