The loss of affordable housing in London

We worry about the high rental cost and price of housing benefit in London, caused by the shortage of affordable housing.

Yet in the just published Heygate Estate Masterplan we are losing 2,500 social homes and getting back just 315 or so.

Similarly in the North Peckham Estate redevelopment we lost over 1,000 social units.

Is it no wonder rents are so high.

The justification for affordable housing in London has changed – from THE priority, to a planning hurdle to a minimised in the quest to socially reengineer the tenure mix in the capital.

Even teh definition of affordable housing has been redefined to exclude the majority to poorer tenants.

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