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London's affordable housing on target?

The Mayor's plans to build more affordable homes in London will be scrutinised today.

The London Assembly will ask a panel of experts if the Mayor will reach his target to build 55,000 affordable homes by 2015.

To reach his goal, around 9,000 new-build starts should have begun, but the committee says only a third of these were confirmed by the end of September.

Your thoughts on Boris' rent plan

We want to hear your thoughts on the Mayor's plan for affordable rents.

Is charging up to 80% of the market rent a sensible measure to make sure it's worthwhile for developers to build affordable housing?

Or is the figure simply too high and will price out the people that need affordable housing the most?

Tweet us your thoughts @itvlondon or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/itvlondon.

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Johnson says plans will mean up to 40,000 new homes

Our Political Correspondent attended the briefing in which the Mayor revealed he also wants to get his hands on government owned property in the capital.

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Boris Johnson is demanding ministers hand over the annual £1.3bn income from stamp duty on London property sales. @itvlondon

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The mayor claims giving City Hall the money is the key to unlocking London's housing crisis. @itvlondon

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Johnson believes the move will lead to an increase in new homes from 33,000 to 40,000 a year. @itvlondon

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