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 https://www.havering.gov.uk/downloads/file/5300/havering_local_plan_2016_-_2031).
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
“Representing the very best of being both part of a global city and retaining an Essex spirit of independence and entrepreneurialism, Havering is a fantastic place to visit, live, work or do business.
Easy access to the city and the wider South East via the M25, relatively affordable housing, and a wealth of green and open space has made Havering an attractive haven for businesses and residents.
With our ambitious regeneration programme, as well as extensive support for local businesses and startups, Havering has the potential to realise significant payoffs in terms of growth and local aspiration. By supporting businesses to locate and expand within the borough, and to make sure that our residents are the first to benefit from such growth. Havering will lead the way in pursuing a prosperous future for businesses and residents, using innovative regeneration and development programmes to facilitate meaningful growth and an even brighter future.”
Cllr Damian White, Leader of Havering