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Housing facts and figures 2004/2005 to 2021

Non self-contained housing delivery

The London Plan 2021 recognises non-conventional completions as one of the components in total net housing supply, as the provision helps to meet the specific users’ accommodation needs and in turn free up the available amount of self-contained homes.

Therefore, these developments count towards meeting the housing target and are monitored based on the amount of self-contained housing this form of supply will free up. A conversion ratio is specified for different forms of non-self-contained accommodation, including student accommodation (2.5 bedrooms/units: 1 home unit), older people accommodation (C2 use class) (1:1) and others (1.8:1).

Table 21 shows that 1,606 new self-contained units equivalent, with 1,005 new additional in net figures, were freed up through the creation of non-self contained accommodations, comprising student halls and older people accommodation between 2004/2005 and 2019/2020.

Table 21 - Self-contained unit equivalent of non-self contained accommodation delivered (gross and net)

Financial Year
(1 April to 31 March)

Total (net)

Total (gross)

2004 - 2005

77

143

2005 - 2006

-1

6

2006 - 2007

-13

0

2007 - 2008

-9

0

2008 - 2009

34

49

2009 - 2010

-16

0

2010 - 2011

110

113

2011 - 2012

75

105

2012 - 2013

311

367

2013 - 2014

3

19

2014 - 2015

328

525

2015 - 2016

57

157

2016 - 2017

108

113

2017 - 2018

-68

0

2018 - 2019

9

9

2019 - 2020

0 0

Total

1,005

1,606

Annual average

63

107

Source: Summary of housing completions 2004 to 2019: Sheet 8: non self-contained

Page last updated: 22 February 2022

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