Your report (January 29) on the Kensington Odeon site neatly complements the adjacent article on the council debate about regenerating North Kensington.
It exposes the nonsense of the Tories' claim that they will build "mixed communities" throughout the borough.
Their justification for doubling the population of north Kensington with people who can afford market property is that more social and affordable homes will be built elsewhere.
But as your report demonstrates, planning councillors will always be intimidated by property developers refusing to include on-site affordable housing in the richer parts of the borough.
The practice of shuffling these homes off to peripheral areas - sandwiched between a railway line and a motorway for example - will continue.
TMO tenants in the north will get no extra homes for their adult children, and those who bought their flats in good faith under the Right to Buy scheme will be forced out of the borough altogether.
After the demolition of the Lancaster West and Silchester estates, property developers will use the best parts of those areas to build million-pound houses for sale.
The existing tenants will be moved to new homes along the railway lines and the motorway.
Of course we welcome regeneration - these estates have been allowed to run down for far too long by both the TMO and the council.
What are needed in their place, however, are new and additional high-quality affordable homes - social rented, key worker and shared ownership flats and houses. Changing the social and economic composition of the area by bringing in hundreds of people with no borough connections and using the best quality sites for market housing is social engineering by anyone's standards.
Cllr Judith Blakeman Leader of the Labour Group
Kensington and Chelsea