The Elephant's new Ivory Towers

The Elephant's new Ivory Towers

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Middlemen on the make

Middlemen on the make

It was announced earlier this month that the Elephant’s 360 tower is in line for...

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Mission Possible - bringing viability assessments out of the dark

Mission Possible - bringing viability assessments out of the dark

Following the successful FOI request by Heygate campaigners, Earls Court community activists have also succeeded...

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Heygate Tribunal Hearing Extended

Heygate Tribunal Hearing Extended

The scheduled 5 day hearing of Southwark Council’s appeal against the Information Commissioner’s order to...

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Heygate Viability Figures Tribunal Appeal

Heygate Viability Figures Tribunal Appeal

The 35% Campaign will be giving evidence this week at the 5-day Tribunal hearing for...

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D'One at the Elephant

D'One at the Elephant

Land Registry documents reveal that Southwark Council sold 1.4 acres of the old leisure centre...

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Stack em high - 1,000 homes on the shopping centre site?

Stack em high - 1,000 homes on the shopping centre site?

New owners of the shopping center Delancey is looking to build in excess of 1,000...

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Kim Humphreys - exit stage left, enter stage right

Kim Humphreys - exit stage left, enter stage right

There was much surprise at Southwark’s Overview and Scrutiny Meeting last Monday, when new shopping...

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Heygate pyramid proposed – pharaoh included?

Heygate pyramid proposed – pharaoh included?

The Heygate is to get a pyramid. Turner Prize nominee Mike Nelson and public arts...

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Southwark sends in the Heavies

Southwark sends in the Heavies

The last resident of the Heygate estate was forcibly evicted from his home today. A...

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The end for the last Heygate residents

The end for the last Heygate residents

Southwark Council stole our homes and we are not going to forget it. (Terry Redpath,...

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Oakmayne vs Ministry of Sound - Round 198

Oakmayne vs Ministry of Sound - Round 198

The decision on the Eileen House planning application, 335 flats, 41 stories has been delayed...

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Lean, Clean and Green but a bit Contradictory

Lean, Clean and Green but a bit Contradictory

Last week, Elephant & Castle developer Lend Lease was awarded participant status in Bill Clinton’s...

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Something Sinister?

Something Sinister?

The Evening Standard, Inside Housing, Property Week, as well as the local press, have printed...

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Here and Now

Here and Now

Last week German national newspaper Die Welt featured this picture of the Heygate as a...

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Towering Disgrace

Towering Disgrace

£18m public money spent but no social rented housing

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The Elephant - Sold on and Sold out

The Elephant - Sold on and Sold out

The start of work on One the Elephant was marked with some ceremony this week...

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How to avoid providing affordable housing - a guide for developers

How to avoid providing affordable housing - a guide for developers

Since our last blog post we have been asked to explain more about viability assessments...

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Heygate Figures must be Revealed - Information Commissioner

Heygate Figures must be Revealed - Information Commissioner

Southwark Council has been ordered to disclose the financial viability assessment provided by developer Lend...

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Heygate leaseholders forced to sell their homes - CPO approved

Heygate leaseholders forced to sell their homes - CPO approved

The Compulsory Purchase of the remaining 3 leaseholders on the Heygate estate has been approved...

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Regeneration branded 'miserable failure' at CPO Public Inquiry

Regeneration branded 'miserable failure' at CPO Public Inquiry

Southwark’s Elephant & Castle regeneration plans were branded “a miserable failure” by former Heygate residents...

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A little bit of Shoreditch coming to the Elephant?

A little bit of Shoreditch coming to the Elephant?

Six months after the appearance of 48 large shipping containers on the forecourt of the...

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The Heygate Diaspora

The Heygate Diaspora

“There is a huge silent majority of people that have been moved out of the...

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Peter's Denial

Peter's Denial

There was no sound of a cock crowing, but when asked in a recent radio...

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Hoarding the Elephant

Hoarding the Elephant

An eagle-eyed member of the local community has noticed that the licence that allows the...

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Pink Shopping Centre Blues

Pink Shopping Centre Blues

Mystery abounds about what is happening with the Elephant & Castle shopping centre. An article...

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Objectors excluded from sell-out Heygate hearing

Objectors excluded from sell-out Heygate hearing

Objectors are fuming after being refused entry to Tuesday’s public hearing for the Heygate masterplan...

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Will the Planning Committee see sense?

Will the Planning Committee see sense?

Weak finances, minimal social rented housing, a privatised public realm, vague energy proposals, environmentally suspect...

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Heygate Application - Will objectors get a fair hearing?

Heygate Application - Will objectors get a fair hearing?

The biggest planning application ever submitted to Southwark Council is due to be heard by...

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Has Southwark sold the Elephant short?

Council documents show that Southwark taxpayers have now forked out at least £38m in emptying...

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