Sian Berry has urged Sadiq Khan to reject plans for a new development in Redbridge – as it fails the test on affordable homes for local people.
The Weston Homes proposal, on the site of an old Tesco superstore, contains only a third of homes that will be classes as ‘affordable’. 3,000 people have signed a petition against the development.
Following Redbridge Council’s approval, Mr Khan is expected to make a decision on the plans.
“Councillors accepted far too little truly affordable housing and none for social rent,” Ms Berry said. “This isn’t what the community here needs. Local communities don’t need more damaging developments and for their green spaces to be taken away from them without a say.”
“A reduction of 81 spaces is not a significant reduction, nor is increasing the cycle parking from 2,500 to 2,600 spaces sufficient,” said Sian.
Weston Homes said pre-application feedback and Mr Khan’s stage one response had “shaped the affordable housing offer” for the development.