GetWestLondon: "Call for Boris Johnson to provide homes 'fit for Londoners' in Old Oak"

"Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter said there is no guarantee any of the 24,000 new homes will be suitable for local people but the Mayor disagrees"

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"Hammersmith's Labour MP is calling on Boris Johnson to provide homes 'fit for Londoners', not foreign investors in the newly-approved regeneration of Old Oak Common.

"Andy Slaughter has called a debate in Parliament on Thursday afternoon [last week] as he believes the 24,000 homes planned for the 950-hectare site have no guarantee of being affordable for people living in the area which straddles the three London boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing and Brent and includes Wormwood Scrubs park.

"His concerns come after the communities minister Eric Pickles gave the green light on January 28 for the project which will be one of the largest regeneration schemes in London for decades.

"The Mayor of London has said the scheme, which includes an HS2 and Crossrail station, will deliver a £15 billion boost to London’s economy over 30 years after creating 55,000 jobs."

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