Luxury floating village unveiled for London's docklands

Boris Johnson has provoked a bitter row over affordable housing after unveiling plans for a luxury floating village.

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New Royal Docks 'must provide affordable housing'

I am committed to the transformation of the Royal Docks and will continue to fight to ensure our residents benefit from the various regeneration projects.

We have always been clear that any new development must provide affordable housing and an acceptable mix of uses along with much needed long-term jobs for local people.

The current plans for the Floating Village do not meet our vision or the Greater London Authority's own London Plan. Newham Council cannot, and will not, accept a development consisting purely of luxury apartments which will be out of reach of the majority of our residents.

I want to know where any money from the sale of the site will be used as this should rightly be spent in Newham.

– Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham


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