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Too Poor to Play – the London Mayor’s Reaction

In April we reported on press reports that accused developers of separating social housing tenants from ‘private’ home owners by preventing social housing tenants from using play areas.

Following the press reports, Sadiq Khan and the Greater London Authority intend to introduce new measures to prevent developers from segregating play areas in future developments. Sadiq Khan has said that the policies in the new draft London Plan state that play areas should never be segregated by types of ownership.

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