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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Housing development's haves and have-nots

Interesting read in the Guardian, highlighting the issues of mixing private and affordable housing. High Point Village, Ballymore’s 2007 development of 600 new homes at Hayes, west London, is effectively a “gated community within a gated community”, separating the private from affordable. Possible Memories of The Titanic, in which the steerage passengers, sorry, affordable housing residents were allegedly left without water for two days during a water supply disruption and were barred from using the emergency hosepipe, which was only available to private owners. Affordable residents claim they were also ejected from a Facebook page for High Point Village residents for raising their concerns. Link

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