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Labour snubs social housing

London Labour authorities are planning 'no-go areas' for social housing on valuable inner-city sites, which they would like to see redeveloped with private housing. Some authorities will try to relocate tenants to cheaper areas following demolition of their estates. Boroughs involved so far include Hackney, Southwark, Lewisham, Lambeth and Newham, with Barking & Dagenham also considering the issue at officer level. The policy, which has emerged from arguments about whether to 'contain' ...

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