Building on the green belt crucial to solving London’s housing crisis

Alexandra Jones writes in the Guardian on Boris Johnson's legacy on housing.

Press release published on 24 March 2016 by Alexandra Jones

In a city with demand for housing as high as London, it might seem odd for the mayor to intervene to stop office space and commercial properties being redeveloped as new homes.

Yet that’s exactly what Boris Johnson did last week, by publishing new guidance aimed at preserving the capital’s “central activities zone”, which runs from Paddington to Aldgate, for retail, office, cultural and business use, and to ensure that these areas don’t get lost to new housing.

Read the rest of the article in the Guardian.