Tower Hamlets has delivered the highest number of affordable homes in the country.

The borough created 5,590 properties between 2010/2011 and 2014/2015 according to figures released by the Department of Communities and Local Government.

ALSO ONLINE: London Assembly finds Londoners on middle incomes can’t afford shared ownership

The fresh housing stock includes regeneration partnerships like the one on the Ocean Estate, which delivered 395 affordable units out of a total 800.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs, said: “These figures show the council has been working hard to deliver affordable homes to our residents.

“But we can’t rest on our laurels – much more needs to be done to respond to the challenges that we face in Tower Hamlets – including a rising population.

“We need to deliver even more much-needed genuinely affordable housing to communities in the borough, as well as making sure we get the delivery of infrastructure right.”

In spring, the council secured £24.8million from the Government’s New Homes Bonus.

The cash was a recognition of Tower Hamlets’ efforts to boost property levels in the borough.

Further affordable housing projects in the pipeline include 79 social rental homes at Blackwall Reach and 486 at the former News International site now called London Dock, in Wapping.