John Lewis under fire for affordable housing plans

Waitrose JLP property development

John Lewis has been criticised for building “executive housing” after stating that as little as 10% of the flats in its new London development could be affordable.

The retailer said in planning documents that it was aiming to make 20% of properties in its flagship Bromley development affordable, but that it would “always provide a minimum of 10% affordable housing regardless”.

It said this was “considered a significant benefit of the scheme and will make a vital contribution to the borough”.

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