During the first 8 months of 2022 Essex has passed 5,000 planning permissions for new homes in the County as London lags behind existing targets for affordable homes.

Essex continues to drive the number of applications being approved to achieve its housing targets, with 5328 houses and apartments along with student accommodation and care villages. The Mayor of London was given a grant of £4.82m to build 116,000 affordable dwellings in London in 2016 and these were due to be built by 2021, … Continued