suziq wrote:Neo Bankside was originally approved under the previous model where developers were required to provide the affordable housing themselves. The developers argued that it was not viable to provide social rented homes on-site at Bankside so they were able to built them off-site elsewhere in north Southwark. There is a map on this page showing Neo Bankside and the places where they have built housing for rent (mostly around Tower Bridge Road and Abbey Street, and none of it in the same ward as the 'parent' development).Same happened with Neo Bankside. Apparently the site wasn't deemed 'suitable' for social or affordable housing, so this was due to be provided elsewhere in the borough. I don't think it's ever happened, but please correct me if I'm wrong. I wonder what happens to the funds provided by the developers?!
boroughpaul wrote:thanks for the clarification James but i am not sure that social engineering is part of the remit of a local council. On the other hand the provision of housing for those in most need is. In this context it is irrelevant where that housing is provided so long as it IS provided
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