Monday 18 November 2013 12.16pm
Recent Lambeth Council
housing decisions are evidence of a tendency to concentrate 'affordable' housing in the outer part of the borough.
This seems, regrettably, to support a city-wide process whereby the private rented sector has priced Housing Support/Benefit recipients out of central London, which in turn is part of a general process of 'peripheralisation' of low-income communities, ie, displacement from the inner parts of the city to the outer areas, without consideration low local ties or family history of local occupation.
Watch this space, but the indications are that the super-rich are hoping to the re-create the Parisian 'banlieu' model of housing, where poor communities are effectively ghettoised in suburbs, woth long and expensive journeys to and from work.