Havering is experiencing significant development demand and there is a need to increase the supply of housing to meet the demands of the growing population which is expected to be over 293,000 by 2031 (from Adopted Local Plan).
The new Havering Local Plan sets out how the London Plan New Homes target will be met and commits to the delivery of 18,930 new homes between 2016 and 2031 including over 6,000 new homes in the Romford Strategic Development Area and over 3,000 new homes in the Rainham and Beam Park Development Area.
The council is committed to ensuring that residents have access to high quality, affordable new homes. The new Local Plan requires 35 per cent of new homes to be affordable.
Population projections 2021 263,358
Population projections 2050 315,721
London plan new homes (ten-year target) 12,850
Building council homes for Londoners (four-year programme) 282
Zoe Fletcher , Senior Communications and Campaigns Officer
““Havering has the potential to realise significant payoffs in terms of growth and local aspiration. Supporting businesses to locate and expand within the borough, and making sure that our residents are the first to benefit from such growth, remains a key ambition for the Council.
“As a London Borough on the border of London and Essex, Havering has easy access to the city as well as the South east via the M25, relatively affordable housing and a wealth of green and open spaces, making it an attractive location for businesses and residents.
“We continue to lead the way to secure prosperous futures for businesses and residents, using development and regeneration programmes to create meaningful and positive growth for an even brighter and better future for Havering.””
Councillor Ray Morgan, Leader of Havering Council