Karen I wrote:Cheek by jowl is a legal requirement under current planning rules in Central London. that equates to at least 60 one and two bed rabbit hutches on the site in question. Hardly an appropriate density for family homes.Boroughbloke, there is money in the kitty. The council could build on this land now. I'm not sure exactly how much money is available, but I'm sure someone could make a good guess by adding up all the money developers have handed over so they don't have to include social or affordable housing in their building. If the council carry on like this, they will have the funds but no land. My concern is that they will end up building new flats on existing estates where there is a bit of space (a garden perhaps) and then we'll all be living cheek by jowl. Either that, or it will, as you say, be squandered on something else.
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