Heygate Estate Elephant And Castle London


Heygate Estate Elephant And Castle London

Built in the 70’s as a leading example of social housing,the estate is now being demolished to make way for flats that only the rich can afford.Out of 2,500 flats being built,just 23 are for social housing.This is disgusting and I do not understand why this development was given the green light.
Over the years,the working class have lost many areas of London to gentrification, Brixton,Streatham,Battersea to name but a few and now its happening in Vauxhall.River views for the moneyed classes.Gentrification has now taken practically anywhere in London that is central.I grew up in the Borough near London Bridge.Believe me when I say the area was poor.Nobody wanted to live there and now……You cant move for delis and coffee shops and if I wanted to live there,I would have to win the lottery!
Yet again social cleansing by the back door Boris.Shame on you. .http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/11/look-heygate-estate-whats-wrong-londons-housing

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