As Delancey announces its intention to close down the E&C shopping centre, research by Latin Elephant/petit elephant has shown that only around 40 out of nearly 100 independent traders still operating at the centre have been allocated new premises.[Read More]
High Court hearing looms for Elephant shopping centre
Legal challenge goes to court next week
Canada Water regeneration finally up for approval
15 hectares of public land, 4000 new homes but affordable housing policy requirements not met.
Southwark Council’s planning committee is set to approve the largest planning application ever submitted in the borough this week, when it considers the redevelopment of Canada Water. This huge 21 hectare site includes the Surrey Quays shopping centre and leisure park and the old Daily Mail printworks. Developer British Land’s (BL) proposals for about 7 million sq ft of development will be considered over two planning meetings on the 25th and 30th September.[Read More]
Elephant Park MP5 - the final chapter
Final phase of Heygate redevelopment proposes increase in homes, but with decrease in affordable
Developer Lendlease proposes building 2,689 homes on the completed redevelopment of the Heygate estate - 220 more homes than were originally approved back in 2013, but with twenty-nine fewer affordable homes. Just 92 of the affordable homes in the redevelopment,now known as Elephant Park, will be social rent.
The proposal is made in the detailed planning application for the last plot of the scheme (MP5/H7), where Lendlease proposes building 424 new homes, including 72 affordable units (37 shared-ownership, 20 affordable rent and 15 social rent). There is no proposal for a viability review of the scheme, to maximise the amount of affordable housing.[Read More]