Deceptive presentation

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The latest Brightside received in July 2020 is showing Wandsworth Council’s ambition to increase the number of homes it would build, from 1500 previously to 2500 being the new target, by 2025, with at least 65% being affordable.

The article is ambiguous, to say the least, about the portion of Council housing considered but as the latest target available in December 2019 in the draft London plan gave 19,500 new units by 2029 (of which 50% should be affordable), we might assume that the 1500 or now 2500 target is made of social housing (but then the Council is saying that only 65% would be affordable!).

But the purpose of this article is not to discuss hypothetical targets and planned figured, but to demonstrate the deceptive presentation of Wandsworth Council with a few simple pictures below, as it is worth a thousand words.

ASPIRATION: Image in Brightside to illustrate The Council building “housing for all”.
REALITY: Ganley Court in Winstanley Estate that the Council wants to demolish
… in order to build skyscrapers on York Garden!

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