Building good-quality affordable homes has never been more important. New development needs to deliver the Mayor’s vision for Good Growth. GLA Housing and Land has adopted the following Mission Statement:
‘All new homes delivered and investment in by the Mayor of London should aim to exhibit high-quality design that is socially and economically inclusive, and environmentally conscious. New homes should prioritise Londoners’ well-being and significantly add to their quality of life. With partners, together we aim to create resilient and diverse places where people feel a sense of belonging and can build a community. We will be bold to champion and promote good design, irrespective of tenure or value.’
The Mayor’s Homes for Londoners: Affordable Homes Programme 2021-2026 Funding Guidance sets our new funding requirements in relation to design and sustainability. These requirements should be read in conjunction with the new London Plan and the new Good Quality Homes for All Londoners Guidance, which set out clear policies and guidance on achieving high quality design and standards in housing. To deliver this ambition, the GLA is introducing nine design funding criteria and six sustainability funding criteria that set minimum standards for new affordable homes in London.
Further guidance and resources about new design and sustainability requirements will be made available on this webpage shortly.