London sees net loss to social housing stock

London’s stock of social housing saw a net fall last year, the first since 2014, according to the Government’s annual update.

In total, 3,620 council homes were lost in the capital between 2016 and 2017 as a result of demolition and “right to buy” policies.

New builds did not make up for homes lost, with housing associations adding just 1,910 new homes last year, leaving a net loss of 1,710 in London’s social housing stock overall.

Sian Berry, London Assembly member for the Green Party (who is now running to be co-leader nationally, with Caroline Lucas