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The Independent: "Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?"

"Some developers say separate doors allowed housing associations to keep costs down by avoiding the service charges paid by the wealthier occupants"

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"So-called 'poor doors' are allegedly spreading across London, forcing poor tenants to use different entrances to the wealthier occupants of new apartment blocks.

"Many of the new multi-million pound developments only got planning permission on condition that they contained some social housing units. So to avoid potential wealthy occupants put off by having to rub shoulders with the poor, developers have supposedly taken to providing segregated entrances.

Tracey Kellett, a buying agent for wealthy clients, was quoted by the Guardian as saying a number of developments now have separate entrances 'so the two social strata don't have to meet'. In one: 'The affordable [housing] has vile coloured plastic panels on the outside rather than blingy glass.'

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The Guardian
"Poor doors: the segregation of London's inner-city flat dwellers"

"Multimillion pound housing developments in London are segregating less well-off tenants from wealthy homebuyers by forcing them to use separate entrances.

"A Guardian investigation has discovered a growing trend in the capital's upmarket apartment blocks – which are required to include affordable homes in order to win planning permission – for the poorer residents to be forced to use alternative access, a phenomenon being dubbed "poor doors". Even bicycle storage spaces, rubbish disposal facilities and postal deliveries are being separated.

"The Green party accused developers of showing 'contempt for ordinary people' by enforcing such two-tier policies."

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