Returning the empties

AN EXTRA 40,000 HOMES will be built in the London part of the Thames Gateway under an interim plan announced by communities secretary Ruth Kelly today. The plan envisages 160,000 homes rather than the previous 120,000, with the extra 40,000 being built on sites identified by the Greater London Assembly as suitable for development.

Under the plan:

35% of the homes will be ‘affordable’