That and from other cases, the expectation that if they do allow the “social housing” flats access, some of the people paying service charges will whinge that their service charge should be reduced/ access by non-service charge payers should be prevented.
And those will be the really vocal and annoying ones who will make managing the development a nightmare unless you give in.
But yes, this is still a developer problem because despite years of being required to have mixed housing and amenity space requirements, developers have still not bothered to find a way to do that with the costs dealt with equitably.
And why? Because they’re allowed to get away with this kind of stuff.
There is one. And not surprisingly, she’d like the access to be opened up:
Louise Whitely, a private owner from the Lilian Baylis development, says she wants the gates put back in so her children can play with their friends.
“We bought a flat here because it was marketed as family-friendly and there were photos of children playing all over the site,” she said. “But now our children’s friends look down from their windows and can’t come and join us. We want them to be given back the access that was shown in the original plans.”
Then again, even in today’s Britain, we’re not quite at the stage where nice people speak to Guardian reporters saying “We’re fine with the social housing kids being segregated. They’re all in gangs anyway. We’re only living here until we can afford to live in the Shires and if I could lock my Jeremy and Olivia away with only access to ‘nice’ kids I would.”
You need a radio phone in or internet comment sections for that.
So who knows what all the others think.