We need social housing, not more student hostels – London

THE new head of Islington’s anti-crime police liaison committee, Jan Tucker, added her voice this week to the growing alarm about a student “invasion” that threatens to “swamp” the borough.

Ms Tucker, chairwoman of the Islington Community Safety Board, spoke out amid reports that student accommodation across the borough was reaching saturation point.

With Islington having the second highest amount of college accommodation in London after Camden, the council’s new Labour administration announ­ced this week that it would restrict all new purpose-built student flats to just two areas …

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