Thank you for your responses. We will now use the feedback we have received during the consultation to help shape our new strategy, which will be published towards the end of this year.
You can still view our draft consultation strategy online, which looks at our plans to address housing related issues over the next five to ten years and focuses on new directions and proposals. It shows how housing plays a vital part in delivering the “City for All” objectives of ensuring Westminster is a city of aspiration, choice and heritage. Our strategy aims to create great places to live, work and enjoy in Westminster. We view housing as not just bricks and mortar, but a catalyst for personal development and positive change. Having a good home gives people stability. By securing more affordable homes we will be able to support those who need help to get on the housing ladder, while not diminishing our ability to help those most in need.
In particular, it explains that we want to promote opportunity, especially for people on comparatively lower incomes who work in crucial jobs contributing to Westminster’s economic success and sets out a number of proposals to deliver this. It also highlights some areas where a London-wide approach might be effective.
We will publish details of our new housing strategy later this year.