‘Poor door’ flats approved despite air pollution threat

A south London council has approved a housing development where residents will be told not to open their windows due to high air pollution.

A south London council has approved a housing development where residents will be told not to open their windows due to high air pollution.

The development in Lewisham, between the polluted A2 road and the river Thames, would also have a controversial ‘poor door’ to enter lower-rent flats.

The strategic planning committee for the London Borough of Lewisham approved the scheme two weeks ago. It will be built on a strip of mostly wooded land very close to the former Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden, controversially cleared for a separate housing project earlier this year.

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