Draft London plan – Inclusion London’s response
Inclusion London responded to the consultation on the Mayor’s Draft London Plan. Our response was informed by the experiences of Deaf and Disabled Londoners. Read our response and key recommendations.
Inclusion London responded to the consultation on the Mayor’s Draft London Plan. Our response was informed by the experiences of Deaf and Disabled Londoners.
Download our full response: Inclusion Londons response to Draft London Plan 2017 (Final)
Below are the key recommendations in the response:
- More social housing and more accessible social housing is built as a matter of urgency
- The Mayor sets a target of 65% for affordable housing in line with the London Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA).
- The London plan adopts a target of 47% of total new build housing for low cost rental housing, in line with the SHMA.
- All new build low cost rental housing is Social housing not just ‘London Affordable rent’.
- More supported housing is provided, including supported housing for young people and working age people.
- The London Plan recognises the dual need for social care and support as well as accessible housing and supported housing.
- Local Authorities give Disabled people on the waiting list first refusal on accessible properties and ground floor properties
- Deaf and Disabled people are prioritised for in borough accommodation.
- Local Authorities have list of accessibility standards for temporary accommodation for Deaf and Disabled people.
- The needs of people with sensory impairments, rare syndromes or neurodiversity are included in the design and décor of new build.
- Disabled people with breathing problems are prioritised for accommodation in areas where the pollution is lower.
- The London Access Forum is supported by the GLA.
- Local access forums are financially supported by local authorities and access officers employed.
- The Mayor develops an overarching strategy to ensure that Disabled People’s Organisations in London are funded to voice Deaf and Disabled people’s needs.
- Re Monitoring: the target percentage of affordable housing as whole as well the target percentages for low cost rental housing, shared ownership and London Living Rent are stated, together with how progress will be monitored.
- A detailed Equalities Impact Assessment is undertaken on the London Plan
Download the full response: Inclusion Londons response to Draft London Plan 2017 (Final)