Andrew Boff: Councils pushing families into high rises causes isolation and cripples communities

25th April 2013: London Assembly Member Andrew Boff will be calling for an end to councils housing families in tower blocks at today’s Housing and Regeneration Committee meeting.

Andrew will ask Mayor Sir Steve Bullock, Executive Head of Housing, London Councils and other committee guests to confirm the long term costs of housing tenants in tower blocks, as well as the impacts on quality of life, compared to low rise housing.

“In the 21st century, in a highly developed city such as London, it is nothing short of a scandal that some councils are still pushing families into tower blocks. Tower blocks fail to create strong communities, lead to isolation and a poor standard of living. Families with children need gardens and neighbours they can interact with. It is time for all London councils to commit to ending this practice once and for all.”

• The Housing and Regeneration Committee takes place at City Hall on Thursday 25th April at 10:00
• Andrew Boff is Housing spokesman for the GLA Conservatives and author of ‘Radically Normal: Olympic Park Housing’. The report can be accessed at: