Monday 7 December 2009 12.00pm
Only a small percentage have signed up to maintain their right to return to the Elephant (ie move twice).
In some cases this is because they prefer to remain council tenants - whereas those who return post-development will have to become housing association tenants instead.
The council expects that the percentage that actually exercises the right to return at the end of the process will be even smaller, as people will have settled in their new homes elsewhere in the borough and be reluctant to go through the upheaval of moving again.
So, yes, so far as I can see the old population of the Heygate will effectively be broken up forever.