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Boris Johnson will be able to press ahead with changes to affordable housing even though the London Assembly voted by a majority to reject the plan. The motion did not achieve the two thirds majority needed to make the the mayor think again. The full results were:
- 9 votes against the motion to reject the Mayor’s London Plan
- 12 votes for the motion to reject the Mayor’s proposals
- In Barking and Dagenham rents have gone up 230% in 6 years
- In Tower Hamlets tenants have faced a 150% rise
- Newham rents have gone up by 115%
Source: Strutt and Parker
The London Assembly is due to vote this afternoon over the Mayor's plans for affordable housing. Members are currently debating how much landlords can charge tenants across the capital.
The changes would mean that rent on new affordable housing is fixed at 80% of the market rate. Critics say that would make some new properties for people on low and modest incomes unaffordable.