Homes built by a housing association on a former school site in Wandsworth are being marketed to those looking to buy a second home.

Leaflets distributed for the Schoolyard development in SW18 encourage buyers to "beat the stamp duty increase on second homes".

Councillor Simon Hogg, the Labour spokesman for housing, said the marketing was "outrageous".

Cllr Hogg said: "Housing associations should be there to give people a home - not a second home. It's a sign of how badly L and Q have lost their way. This development has zero social housing and two-bed flats cost £575,000.

"L and Q is a charity founded in a vicar's vision to end homelessness. It is disappointing that they now see their job as promoting tax-efficient ways to buy a second home.

"So many new homes are being built in Battersea, it's a shame so few of them are available for local people on ordinary incomes."

The one, two and three bedroom flats, close to Wandsworth Town, start at £475,000.

Responding via Twitter, an L and Q spokesman said: "The Schoolyard is a mixed tenure development offering homes for private sale and shared ownership.

"All the profits from the scheme are invested back into providing more and better affordable homes."