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London Assembly Green Party Member, Darren Johnson, said:
"This outrageous decision puts the interests of rich property developers before Londoners who need affordable housing. We need property and land taxes to dampen demand from the super-rich and a much higher level of investment in affordable housing."
Darren Johnson added: "City Hall recently produced new research on London’s housing needs. To fix our housing problems over the next ten years it suggested we needed to build 62,000 homes a year, of which 41,000 should be affordable homes. So two thirds should be affordable homes.
"But the Mayor keeps signing off developments like the Westfield expansion that are a long way from providing this."
London mayor Boris Johnson has approved a £1 billion expansion of the Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush.
The new scheme will see the arrival of John Lewis and 1,300 new homes. Just 12% will be affordable.
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Developers planning to expand a giant shopping centre in west London are under fire for including too few affordable homes.