London shows the way with ambitious housing programme
18 December 2017 by Katie Ciechorska
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is spearheading moves to accelerate new home delivery in the Capital, with around a third of the new housing expected to be built on small sites, including back gardens and upward extensions of existing houses, apartment blocks and shops.
Helm Construction Director Jon Ticehurst said: “We have extensive experience delivering new homes in these situations – boosting housing opportunities within the city boundaries.
“Sadiq Khan has set out plans to build more than 250,000 new homes in London’s outer suburbs, where there are often opportunities to build on redundant garages, overgrown parking areas and large gardens.
“Similarly, many younger professionals and families moving in to Bristol have different lifestyles to their parents and grand-parents and while a big garden was a must-have status symbol back in the 60s and 70s, many people these days simply don’t have the time to maintain them properly and they often go to waste.
“With so many people desperate to get a foot on the property ladder, Sadiq Khan is right to look at all the wasted and redundant space in existing urban locations rather than dig up more of our open space.”