Southwark Council served a Compulsory Purchase Order to the four
remaining leaseholders at the Heygate Estate.
This is the final step towards fencing the estate off, transfer
valuable public land in zone 1 into the hands of private developers
Lend Lease (Olympic Village bail out, do you remember…?) , demolish
it (phase 1 has already been razed to the ground) and substitute
social housing with luxury residential towers and high end retail. The
remaining homeowners on the estate have issued a statement in response
with more information (see below).
The CPO will be objected on the grounds that the current development
proposals are not in the public interest – so it is important to
spread the word and make this scandal as public as possible. If you
want to know more, see http://southwarknotes.wordpress.com/ ,