Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury) (Lab) today (Wed 29 Jan) quizzed Prime Minister David Cameron on the Mount Pleasant development during today’s Prime Minister’s Questions.
Here is a text of their exchange:
Mount Pleasant in my constituency is a massive development site that used to belong to Royal Mail, and therefore to all of us. It was sold for an absolute song. Is it not morally right for at least half the site to be used for local people? Independent valuers have said that the developers could build 50% genuinely affordable housing and still make a huge profit. In those circumstances and given the level of local opposition to the current plan to develop the site, would it not be outrageous for the Mayor of London to approve it? How can 12% affordable housing help with the cost of living crisis for Londoners?
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