London boroughs deliver just 28% of affordable homes target

London boroughs have delivered just over a quarter of the annual affordable homes target from the mayor’s London Plan. The 33 boroughs completed 4,703 affordable homes in 2017-18, just 28% of the 17,000 target, according to the mayor’s annual monitoring report. The boroughs delivered 32,083 homes, achieving 76% of the 42,000 overall housing goal. Some 15% of homes delivered were affordable, compared with 17% the previous year. Tower Hamlets completed the largest number of affordable homes, at 566, making up 28% of the total homes delivered. This was boosted by homes at the council-delivered scheme at Watts Grove (pictured) with 148