West London Housing

London is growing and needs more housing.


In West London, housing supply and affordability challenges are acute.  There is a fast-growing population and around 7,000 residents in temporary accommodation.


While there are several major schemes which will make a real difference, there is more which can be done to meet the house building challenge. 


The boroughs want to release public sector-owned land for housing development and ensure a wide offer of different affordable housing choices for the diverse population.  Facilitating and encouraging varied housing supply will support business and industry to employ local people.


The boroughs also want to develop innovative models for delivery including: joint ventures, institutional investment in private rented provision and use of local authority balance sheets to invest in new council housing or other partnership housing products.


The boroughs will manage existing stock and new provision to deliver an appropriate mix of social and affordable homes and stimulate the private rented sector in alignmnet with our jobs and skills programmes.


The boroughs will work collectively to deliver an ambitious housing programme that benefits residents and supports our commitment to growth.


The boroughs will work with the GLA to align with the Mayor's affordable housing programme.


The vision is to deliver at least 74,000 homes as part of a housing programme that meets the needs of local residents and supports growth.


The West London Housing Partnership is an umbrella organisation for the Local Housing Authorities of Brent; Ealing; Hammersmith & Fulham; Harrow; Hillingdon; Hounslow and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.  

The purpose of the Housing Partnership is to work together to meet the strategic housing objectives of the member boroughs. In order to achieve this it will:  

  • Lobby for the interests of the West London boroughs on housing issues
  • Develop collaborative working across the sub region and between boroughs, in order to create efficiencies through joint working
  • Improve provision of housing services in West London through sharing knowledge, expertise and resources 
  • Develop an excellent understanding of housing demand, needs and conditions across West London, and an understanding of how this impacts on wider strategic issues affecting Local Authorities