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…

Dutch-style 'plot-shops' key to increasing self-build development (report)

  Report urges Mayor to back creative self-build scheme Only 10% of UK housing development is self-build – despite recent positive legislation London Mayor encouraged to back roll out of innovative Plot Shop schemes across the Capital   A new report by London Assembly Member Shaun Bailey found self-build registrations have halved across London’s local authorities.

Grenfell: Mayor refuses to review fire safety of proposed tower blocks

– Sadiq Khan dismisses request, claiming new buildings are ‘safer’ – Tottenham block built in 2015 has same cladding as Grenfell Tower – No sprinklers proposed in 17-storey Harrow development Sadiq Khan has refused to review fire safety on two proposed tower blocks despite growing concern in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Mayor has ‘torn up years of work’ with new Gallions Reach proposals

– Anger over new Mayor’s lack of consultation over DLR extension The Mayor of London has ‘torn up years of hard work’ by announcing plans to extend the DLR at Gallions Reach, according to Bexley and Bromley’s London Assembly Member. Conservative Assembly Member Gareth Bacon said TfL had spent years working on proposals for new road bridges in east London, including countless meetings and two…