Mayor Sadiq Khan is making £10m available to London boroughs to help bolster their planning and housing team, saying that cutbacks have left them decimated.
City Hall has launched a Homebuilding Capacity Fund as part of an overall effort to support town halls throughout London as they engage new staff to oversee housebuilding programmes.
Each council will be allowed to bid for up to £750,000 from the fund to increase building capacity throughout London.
The initiative appears as councils in the capital prepare for a dedicated return to housebuilding for the first time since the 1980s- at the same time as the government prepares to cap their borrowing for housing and development.
Boroughs in London will also be able to access a grant programme made available by Mr. Khan’s administration, this one geared toward building new affordable homes.
Councils across the UK are said to have submitted substantial bids for new funding, with allocations to be confirmed shortly.