H&F puts affordable homes at heart of future plans

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has unveiled ambitious new plans to tackle the borough’s lack of affordable homes.

The council’s new ‘Local Plan’ – approved at a council meeting on Wednesday (24 January) – sets out the council’s vision for the borough to 2035. Specifically, it includes the target of at least 50 per cent of all new homes being genuinely affordable.

“Increasing our supply of genuinely affordable homes is a challenge which we will not shy away from,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration.

“We care about our residents and want them to be able to afford to stay in the borough. That’s why it is our vision for the future that no one is left behind during this period of strong economic growth in H&F.”

The council has also pledged to build 19,800 new homes – particularly family and genuinely affordable homes to buy or rent, which meet the needs of local people.