More segregated playgrounds revealed: ‘We just play in the carpark’

A Guardian Cities investigation into a development that barred poorer children from a communal play area has found similar examples around the UK capital

Several other housing developments in London feature separate playgrounds for richer and poorer children, Guardian Cities can reveal.

Politicians from across the political spectrum this week joined in denouncing developer Henley Homes after an investigation showed that it was blocking social housing residents from shared play spaces at its Baylis Old School complex in south London. The furore led Henley to back down in a public statement yesterday, and Lambeth Council has begun demolishing the wall.

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