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Boris Johnson approves £1bn expansion of Westfield

London mayor Boris Johnson has approved a £1bn expansion of the Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush

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'Outrageous decision' over too few affordable homes

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."

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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."

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