Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The Elephant in the Council Chamber

London Anarchist Communists supported the demonstration on 16th January against the Elephant and Castle development(see previous blog posts.  The demo marched from the occupied London College of Communications to the Southwark Council building, and was lively and vocal. A large part of the demonstration then gained access to the building.

The bid by the developer Delancey was rejected at the council planning committee with 3 votes in favour, 4 against and 1 abstention. This means a delay for the bid, but as usually happens a revised bid will probably be put forward. Nevertheless a small victory!

Delancey cynically ofered only 3% social rented  housing as part of the development bid compared to the 35% affordable housing, of which 50% must be at social rents, which they need to build to remain compliant with Southwark council's minimum standards.

We have to remain vigilant and mobilise for Delancey's next move!


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