Few things illustrate more effectively the incompetence of Hounslow Council under Labour than the miasma of failure that surrounds Lampton 360 Ltd. This company was set up in 2012 as Hounslow’s trading arm and has with its subsidiaries soaked up millions of pounds and delivered very little.
Lampton 360 Development plans to build 844 new homes. Although a start is soon to be made on one site it has so far failed to lay a single brick. Financial viability means that less a quarter of the planned units being built on council owned land will be made available as social housing. On these developments there will be separate entrances for social housing, leasehold owners and private tenants. These so called “poor doors” are a complete anathema to Labour when private developers suggest them. One shudders to think what Momentum will have to say about this.