'Too few affordable homes' in Westfield expansion plan

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Developers planning to expand a giant shopping centre in west London are under fire for including too few affordable homes.

London's mayor Boris Johnson today approved a £1bn extension to the Westfield mall at Shepherd's Bush.

The plans will see the opening of a new John Lewis store and the creation of 6,700 jobs.The developer, Westfield Shoppingtowns Ltd, will also build more than 1,300 new homes - but just 12% will be affordable.

Labour condemned the quota, saying it was a "pretty poor deal". Boris Johnson said:

But Labour's housing spokesman on the London Assembly, Tom Copley, said: