Wednesday 21 September 2016 12.11pm
I agree regeneration is a form of ethnic cleansing. Take a look at the Church Commissioners who sold their 'social housing' stock back in 2005/6 many residents had lived in their homes for years and suddenly the new landlord imposed huge above inflation rent rises forcing many residents to move as they simply could not afford it anymore. I have lived in SE1 since 1990 and the changes I have seen here are incredible but the area has lost it's character. I remember walking along the river during the day by the derelict Tate Modern
before the Millennium Bridge
and Globe were built and it was so peaceful with few people about, now it is too packed to walk around that area. Don't get me wrong I think what they have done to the riverside is really great but the area has now changed forever.