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Topic: 'Poor Doors'
Posted by: Francis Rowe
Date/Time: 23/10/15 15:17:00

It is perhaps a bit unfair to categorise separate entries for the affordable units as 'poor doors' as the architect probably has little choice but to include them.

The ridiculous stipulation that a certain number of 'affordable' flats need to be built to house people who could probably find an equivalently priced unit on the open market a mile or two away doesn't really seem to benefit anybody.

The people who acquire them will not be poor by any definition but the may be discouraged by the service charges that would need to be charged on a building like this. The block manager may for instance wish to offer concierge services or include a gym and pool within the development or a concierge service. This would be paid for by an annual charge. You could make these services available to the affordable units but you couldn't make the developer give them a discounted charge. If nothing else this would effectively mean the people who paid full price continuing to subsidise those that didn't.

It therefore makes sense to offer discounted annual charges to the affordable units along with a lower level of service and different points of access.

Before anyone gets all Dave Spart on me for pointing this out remember most of the people living in these 'affordable' units will be on 50,000+ per annum.


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Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 19:35:00 Viv Griffiths
   Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 19:46:00 Loraine Pemberton
      Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 19:50:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 19:52:00 Paul Green
         Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 19:56:00 Julian Pavey
         Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 19:58:00 Georgina Flint
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 20:03:00 Alex Brown
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 20:05:00 Keith Iddon
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 20:16:00 Carl Wynne
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 20:26:00 Keith Iddon
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 20:31:00 Loraine Pemberton
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 21:08:00 Mark Perry
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 21:12:00 Claire Moran
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 21:14:00 Keith Iddon
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 21:35:00 Mark Perry
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 21:45:00 Mark Perry
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 23:08:00 Paul Green
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Set to be the tallest building in West London with 'poor doors' for affordable housing21/10/15 23:16:00 Keith Iddon
                                 Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 07:34:00 Anita Blake
                                    Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 07:50:00 Viv Griffiths
                                       Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 08:06:00 Colin Jordan
                                          Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 12:31:00 Andrew OSullivan
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 12:56:00 Will Watson
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 13:24:00 Paul Green
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 13:39:00 Birna Helgadottir
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 13:48:00 Viv Griffiths
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 19:32:00 Basil Finnis
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 14:10:00 Will Watson
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 13:48:00 Alison Neary
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 14:29:00 Paul Green
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 14:34:00 Alison Neary
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 14:50:00 Paul Green
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 15:01:00 Alison Neary
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 15:10:00 Paul Green
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 15:15:00 Alison Neary
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 15:16:00 Will Watson
                                                                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 16:21:00 Brian Coyle
                                                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 16:26:00 Will Watson
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 17:04:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 17:12:00 Alison Neary
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 17:37:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 17:38:00 Andy Pease
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 17:40:00 Alison Neary
                                                                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 18:40:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Blighting of views of Strand on the Green22/10/15 23:27:00 Carl Wynne
   'Poor Doors'23/10/15 15:17:00 Francis Rowe

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