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Plans by Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman to move 500 families out of London have been labelled a "tragedy" by opposition politicians.
The council admitted the scale of the borough's housing crisis in a Freedom of Information request made by the Labour Party.
By John Biggs
As widely reported, the other week planning permission was granted for a 75-storey block of apartments close to Canary Wharf.
There was strong local opposition, and the councillors who agreed it were evenly divided. It will certainly be a striking addition to London's skyline, the tallest residential building in the UK.
A patch of land in Greenwich has become a battleground for campaigners and developers, who have different views on how to transform the space.
Proposals have been submitted to the borough council to develop land in Creek Road and Bardsley Lane into a housing and commercial scheme, with improvements to the Up The Creek Comedy Club and Lord Hood pub.
Newham council has written to 1,179 housing associations including one 170miles from the borough in an effort to find accommodation for some of its poorest residents.
In a letter it asked the Brighter Futures Housing Association in Stoke on Trent whether it could house 500 families.
The long-awaited redevelopment of the Greenwich Peninsula is set to start after the Olympic Games after the next phase of building was announced today.
Boris Johnson was on the Peninsula this morning to see plans for 1,300 new homes and 600 student dwellings which could be built later this year.