If you have tried to buy or even rent a property in this area, then I am sure you know how hard it is to find something you want and can afford.
The problem is easy to define but the solution is more complex. Development negotiations are taking too long, rules don’t incentivise construction and land (often owned by TfL, GLA, NHS or local councils) is not being made available.
If we are to solve this problem we need to be more ambitious.
If Londoners are to get the homes they need then we need to incentivise developers to build on land they own, open up public sector land for development and design homes local people want to live in such as those championed by the organisation Create Streets.
We also need to look at new ways to buy a home, such as rent to buy or shared ownership schemes or community land trusts.
We need to listen to what developers, councils and your readers have to say in 2015 if we are to meet the demands of Londoners, who want a home of their own.
Syed Kamall, MEP for London