A Green councillor in Lambeth has called for the halting of the demolition of three housing estates.
Peter Elliot, who represents the Gypsy Hill ward, says that refurbishing these estates would be a better alternative.
Lambeth Council has pushed through planning applications for the demolitions, despite the absence of masterplans and an overwhelming number of objections centred around health and environmental impact.
In one of the estates, Central Hill, may trees have been felled and there is a loss of green space. Also, estates earmarked for demolition fall into disrepair as the council fails to invest in them.
Peter believes the housing crisis will worsen as more homes are being demolished than built.
‘We need regime change to protect our environment and residents… estate regeneration is all about social cleansing not about solving the housing crisis’.
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