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Housing: Greater London

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many dwellings were (a) constructed for private sale, (b) built by housing associations and (c) built by local authorities in each London borough in each of the last three years. (145491)

Information on new house building activity by tenure, in London, between 2004-05 and 2006-07 is set out in the following tables. The figures on total and local authority dwellings are as reported from building control inspections by local authorities and the National Housebuilding Council. The figures on registered social landlords (RSLs) are based on information from the Housing Corporation and refer to new social rent only and exclude acquisitions and intermediate (e.g. low cost home ownership) housing.

The two sources are not directly comparable which means that timing differences may result in the RSL dwellings exceeding the total dwellings for some years in particular authorities.

House building: permanent dwellings completed by tenure, London

2004-05

Private

Registered social landlords1

Local authorities

Total

Barking and Dagenham

466

110

0

576

Barnet

1,186

140

0

1,326

Bexley

207

14

0

221

Brent

234

156

0

390

Bromley

828

46

0

874

Camden

361

138

0

499

City of London

21

24

0

45

Croydon

291

100

0

391

Ealing

434

171

0

605

Enfield

333

191

0

524

Greenwich

1,466

110

0

1,576

Hackney

323

202

0

525

Hammersmith and Fulham

122

159

0

281

Haringey

449

120

0

569

Harrow

203

35

0

238

Havering

388

69

0

457

Hillingdon

389

84

0

473

Hounslow

703

74

0

777

Islington

167

0

166

Kensington and Chelsea

112

8

0

120

Kingston upon Thames

298

127

0

425

Lambeth

461

91

0

552

Lewisham

160

341

0

501

Merton

513

88

0

601

Newham

356

197

0

553

Redbridge

607

43

0

650

Richmond upon Thames

400

112

0

512

Southwark

1,578

254

0

1,832

Sutton

481

189

0

670

Tower Hamlets

2,796

156

0

2,952

Waltham Forest

265

28

0

293

Wandsworth

1,170

90

0

1,260

Westminster (City of)

361

142

0

503

2005-06

Private

Registered social landlords1

Local authorities

Total

Barking and Dagenham

284

183

0

467

Barnet

381

216

0

597

Bexley

94

46

0

140

Brent

106

145

0

251

Bromley

175

199

0

374

Camden

347

53

0

400

City of London

178

0

41

Croydon

244

156

0

400

Ealing

525

177

0

702

Enfield

536

167

0

703

Greenwich

959

114

0

1,073

Hackney

246

107

0

353

Hammersmith and Fulham

65

66

0

131

Haringey

220

0

79

Harrow

262

13

0

275

Havering

480

6

0

486

Hillingdon

232

70

4

306

Hounslow

1,098

94

0

1,192

Islington

185

198

0

383

Kensington and Chelsea

41

34

0

75

Kingston upon Thames

184

4

0

188

Lambeth

375

284

0

659

Lewisham

256

184

0

440

Merton

853

95

0

948

Newham

623

173

0

796

Redbridge

934

29

0

963

Richmond upon Thames

323

60

0

383

Southwark

906

214

0

1,120

Sutton

179

221

0

400

Tower Hamlets

1,252

666

0

1,918

Waltham Forest

148

108

0

256

Wandsworth

329

9

0

338

Westminster (City of)

172

243

0

415

2006-07PrivateRegistered social landlords1 Local authoritiesTotalBarking and Dagenham——0684Barnet——0377Bexley——0212Brent——0632Bromley——0484Camden——0378City of London——02Croydon——0845Ealing——01,325Enfield——0998Greenwich——01,134Hackney——0420Hammersmith and Fulham——0202Haringey——035Harrow——0320Havering——0650Hillingdon——2194Hounslow——01,556Islington——0743Kensington and Chelsea——0139Kingston upon Thames——0172Lambeth——0942Lewisham——0457Merton——0646Newham——0471Redbridge——0513Richmond upon Thames——0159Southwark——0512Sutton——0455Tower Hamlets——01,904Waltham Forest——0394Wandsworth——0722Westminster (City of)——0211 1 Figures shown for registered social landlords exclude intermediate housing which is classified as private. Figures are new build only and exclude dwellings gained through acquisitions.NoteInformation needed to determine the full tenure breakdown in 2006-07 is currently unavailable.Source:P2 and HSSA returns from local authorities and the National Housebuilding Council (NHBC), Housing Corporation.