Lambeth’s tall buildings strategy vindicated by LSE research?

An article by Dave Hill http://www.onlondon.co.uk/who-is-living-in-the-nine-elms-homes/  based on research by the LSE  seems to vindicate Lambeth’s tall luxury buildings strategy – however, it’s conclusions merely indicate that a lot of buy-to-let activity is taking place, and there is a limit of how much rent even a luxury property can fetch, because those you can afford it will always prefer to buy instead of renting. Also, from my experience door knocking in St George Wharf before the EU referendum (and I have heard similar stories since from others on the campaign trail) many doors never get opened, and those who do are very often not the people on the electoral register for that address.

I wonder who commissioned this research – someone with a vested interest perhaps?

This article (below) takes a different view:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/29/skyscrapers-wrecks-cities-luxury-towers-ugly-greed

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