Protests and acrimony as Heygate estate regeneration plans approved

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government

Southwark councillors have approved developer Lend Lease’s £1.5 billion outline plan to redevelop the vast Heygate Estate at south London’s Elephant and Castle, writes Paul Coleman. Just after midnight, councillors voted by four to two, with one abstention, to accept a recommendation from planning officers to approve Lend Lease’s 10-year plan. Their decision came after a six-hour planning meeting punctuated by protests from local people opposed to Lend Lease’s sche...

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