Boris gives go ahead for Heygate demolition
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development, Local Government
Green light for L&Q plans to build new homes for Heygate Estate residents
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has given the go ahead for the demolition of the Heygate Estate.
The £1.5 billion regeneration of the area in London's Elephant and Castle is expected to ultimately deliver nearly 2,500 new homes.
Southwark Council's development partner Lend Lease will now demolish and redevelop the 23-acre site.
Cllr Fiona Colley, the council's cabinet member for regeneration, said: "I'm pleased that the Mayor has recognised the importance of our plans to transform Elephant and Castle into a place where people want to live, work and visit. The development of the Heygate Estate with our partners Lend Lease, and our wider regeneration of the area, will bring 5,000 new homes, 6,000 jobs, a new park, a new leisure centre, and vast improvements to transport and traffic in this important part of south London."