22 Aug 2017

The battle for affordable housing in Britain

Economics Correspondent

It’s been two months since the Grenfell Tower fire, yet many survivors are still waiting for new homes. This week Kensington and Chelsea Council will discuss urgent measures to spend tens of millions of pounds on properties nearby. Yet the council still has a lengthy waiting list, and even though hundreds of new homes are being built, one site has got planning permission to include no affordable housing at all.  How is this allowed to happen?