Wednesday 22 January 2014 11.00pm
With this much development and demolition in the area from Elephant to the river via Bankside, Borough and Bermondsey, in 20 years the entire demographic of that area will change. The more sites of office and expensive housing their are, the more pressure will be put on council tenants and leaseholders to be 'decanted' and moved elsewhere by the Council. Individually, new build offices and apartments seem just to come and go but if you link all these sites of potential development, then the picture is pretty bleak. It's worth keeping this wider picture in mind.
If 1100 homes can be lost at Heygate with little fuss and battle, then whatever next in North Southwark?
Who next for 'decant' and displacement as new more fancy office and residential buildings and the attendant services (delis, galleries, farmers markets, coffee shops, hotels, boutiques, gyms etc) put the pressure on.
? Falcon Point? Any council blocks near to landmark sites and developments such as Tate Modern
, NeoBankside and so on.