***PROTEST THIS WEDNESDAY 5.30PM ***
ONE DOOR FOR THE RICH……….ONE FOR THE POOR
A Guardian investigation has discovered a growing trend in the capital’s upmarket apartment blocks – which are required to include affordable homes in order to win planning permission – for the poorer residents to be forced to use alternative access, a phenomenon being dubbed “poor doors”. Even bicycle storage spaces, rubbish disposal facilities and postal deliveries are being separated.
Through the main door of One Commercial Street the lights shine brightly in the hotel-style lobby. There is luxury marble tiling and plush sofas, and a sign on the door alerts residents to the fact that the concierge is available. Round the back, the entrance to the affordable homes is a cream corridor, decorated only with grey mail boxes and a poster warning tenants that they are on CCTV and will be prosecuted if they cause any damage.
Now we wouldn’t want to cause any damage would we?
ONE COMMERCIAL STREET
WEDNESDAY JULY 30th
LET’S ‘AVE IT!