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PJ
Friday 7 November 2008 1.55pm
Wonder what Balance d Solution means?
TAK
Saturday 8 November 2008 9.46pm
just found a few picture of Elephant & Castle and the Walworth Road on Flickr, dating back to 1986:
elephant 1986-click here
TAK
Saturday 8 November 2008 10.13pm
TAK wrote:
just found a few picture of Elephant & Castle and the Walworth Road on Flickr, dating back to 1986:
elephant 1986-click here

and if you keep surfing that page you also find the lost london set with shots from elephant road, deacon street, mill street etc.
lost london - click here
Tuesday 11 November 2008 2.29pm
Better late than never:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/3600

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Tuesday 11 November 2008 4.27pm
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The reality is that many Heygate tenants have already been rehoused within the council's existing housing stock and a relatively small percentage have indicated that they intend to exercise their 'right to return' to the Elephant area so the original estimate of new homes required is now obsolete.

How very interesting, James. So Southwark no longer has a housing shortage - no doubt all those Poles returning home have something to do with this.

So once the Heygate is demolished, what then? (I guess the Council doesn't have to pay itself Council Tax on empty buildings...?) With any luck, such prime land will be sold to a decent developer that has nothing to do with the Council, and developed into proper quality housing of the sort of which little has been built over the last few years.

If it's going to be 5 years before building starts, and another 5 before it completes, there won't be a single resident exercising his right to return.
Tuesday 11 November 2008 4.47pm
Well of course every Heygate tenant rehoused in the existing housing stock pushes someone else further down the borough's (extremely long) housing list.

What is not clear to me is what the net effect on the number of social/affordable houses in the borough will be if the 'early housing' sites (originally intended to include 1000 homes for Heygate tenants) are not fully developed (or include a greater proportion of homes for sale to make the schemes viable).

What happens to the cleared Heygate site depends on the scheme that Lend Lease comes up with.

One of the problems is that the value of the cleared Heygate land is clearly not what it was a couple of years ago.

It may be that there will be more social housing than previously anticipated if the council can attract some of the extra money the Chancellor is making available for this purpose during the downturn.

Mapmaker wrote:
If it's going to be 5 years before building starts, and another 5 before it completes, there won't be a single resident exercising his right to return.
Not least because the 'right to return' only lasts 7 years...

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Tuesday 11 November 2008 5.07pm
Quote: "A revised proposal from Transport for London - likely to be in the form of a signalled roundabout - is now being worked on." Peter Hendy says this will "retain the benefits for pedestrians and cyclists" of the previous scheme.

What? Like the pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly signalled roundabouts at Hyde Park Corner? Or Hanger Lane? Or Marble Arch? Or Parliament Square? I hope Mr. Hendy will demonstrate the quality of his planning by cycling or walking through the new signalled roundabout when his new scheme is inagurated.
Tuesday 11 November 2008 5.13pm
Oh, but on his salary of 320,000

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/go/tag/view/blog_post/Peter%20Hendy

no doubt Mr. Hendy is looking forward to being whisked through E&C by his chauffeur.
Tuesday 11 November 2008 5.21pm
The seat warmers of TFL should be collectively taken out and shot. The foot dragging has caused immeasurable harm to the residents of the Elephant and Castle who have no power to do anything but stand helplessly by, having their lives wrecked by people earning huge salaries to sit in offices and nit pick.
Tuesday 11 November 2008 10.55pm
The old pics are fascinating - the shopping centre looks much better painted the dark green!
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