Developers apply to remove affordable housing in Vauxhall

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The new Sky Gardens development at Vauxhall may be built without any affordable housing if its developers’ proposal is accepted.
Frasers Property has put in an application to reduce the affordable housing provision at the site on the corner of Wandsworth Road and Wyvil Road from 31% to zero.

Concerned residents from the Vine Housing Co-op in Vauxhall Grove wrote to MP Kate Hoey and councillors saying: “We feel that granting such a request would be a dangerous precedent which would undermine Lambeth Council’s policy in relation to the Vauxhall plans,” with one member adding: “If the affordable housing is lost these luxury apartments are likely to be purchased by internationally-based multi-millionaires who will only use them for a week or two each year.” Cllr Pete Robbins, Cabinet member for Housing and Regeneration, said: “We are working hard to make sure we reach an outcome that delivers the best possible affordable housing deal for the borough.” The proposal will go to planning committee at an as yet unscheduled date.

There is a public meeting about Vauxhall and Nine Elms on Wednesday March 20 at 7pm, Wheatsheaf Hall, SW8

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