Rats epidemic in London: More than 100 complaints recorded by councils every day, new report shows

London boroughs received 180,000 mouse and rat complaints in past five years Reports rose ten per cent in 2016/17 compared to previous year Tower Hamlets alone recorded 30,000 complaints since 2012 Evidence suggests conditions in London will get even better for rodents ‘Rat Land’ report calls on the Mayor and local authorities to take action Read the full report here   London councils received over…

London Plan reaction: ‘Sadiq Khan has declared war on the suburbs’

Protection for gardens against development scrapped Removal of limits on density of new homes No targets for number of family-sized homes Squeeze on parking spaces to impact outer London 50% affordable housing claim is only ‘strategic target’ ‘Entire approach signals downgrading in quality of capital’s housing’   Sadiq Khan has ‘declared war on the suburbs’ with a London Plan that will leave outer boroughs ‘browner,…

Met efficiency hits rock bottom under Khan, Independent report today shows

  HM Inspectorate report today: Metropolitan police service ‘requires improvement’ Previously ‘good’ Met (Britain’s best funded service) now in bottom third nationally Concern over Mayor’s calls for increased funding in wake of efficiency failings   Despite a previously good rating, the Met now finds itself in the bottom third nationally for efficiency.

London Mayor fails to set family homes target in opaque Housing Strategy

No targets for family homes in housing strategy – predecessor’s was 36% Lack of detail and transparency in Mayor’s policy, allows little scope for scrutiny.   Sadiq Khan’s Housing Strategy is failing to address the needs of some of the most vulnerable Londoners.