Plans for building more council homes in Newham

Current and future housing supply in Newham

Current home supply 

Types of home 

Number of homes  

Newham Council homes to rent  

17,015  

Housing association homes to rent  

16,848  

Owner occupied  

34,771  

Privately rented  

40,569 

Future housing in Newham 

We are planning for 40,000 more homes in the borough between 2011 and 2027. We will build some of these, housing associations and private developers will also build homes to rent or buy. 

Our planning policy states that: 

  • 39 per cent of those new homes will have three or more bedrooms 
  • Between 35 per cent and 50 per cent of all housing developments of ten or more homes will have to be affordable housing. 

Find out more about our planning policy and our Local Plan. 

More council homes 

We have a £6.6 million grant from the Greater London Authority (GLA) to buy and develop 220 homes for rent between 2011 and 2015. We will let these homes at either traditional social rent or affordable rent. 196 of these homes will be three-bedroom family homes.