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Strategy and Action were launched on 29 May 2007 and is available in hard copy from the Secretariat.

This document has been used to inform the development of the Post 2006 EU Funding Programmes, for example, Convergence and the Rural Development Programee for England (RDPE).

As part of the strategy development process, the GovWaste team prioritised the top ten actions.

The number one priority for London is housing

London has a continuously growing population. House prices and rent prices are soaring, becoming too expensive for those on low or average incomes.
Research shows that the housing situation in London could reach a crisis point if more housing, as well as more affordable housing options, aren’t provided in the next few years.
The approach is two-fold:
  1. Encourage local governments and councils to plan house-building schemes.
    Using public money to build homes for its residents is essential to keep London an affordable place to live for key workers. One and two bedroom flats are most in demand across all areas of the city.
  2. Encourage property businesses to develop land and properties in London and the surrounding areas. London is a profitable place for professional developers and builders to invest and build homes. Funding is available from specialist lenders from £500k to £2.5 million.