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Thursday 20 June 2013
Elephant & Castle residents & community latest update & perpective June 2013
Please find below our latest update on the Elephant & Castle Regeneration.
“There is a huge silent majority of people that have been moved out of the Heygate that are happy in their new homes.”
Cllr Fiona ColleyCabinet Member for Regeneration
could no longer afford to stay in the area and, in the end, the offer I
was made plus £45,000 of my life savings bought me a terraced property
15 miles out of London. I have, I feel, given up my home to accommodate
the building of homes for overseas investors.”
In ourlast blog postwe corrected some of the morefanciful claimsthat council leader Peter John made about the rehousing of Heygate tenants.We showedthat
only 45 Heygate tenants have actually been rehoused in new homes. We
now also know that only around 1 in 5 Heygate secure tenants actually
remain in the SE17 postcode (216 tenants out of 1034). This information
comes from a response to anFOI request.
we know what has happened to the secure tenants, Southwark can supply
no information about where the 438 insecure tenants were rehoused. These
are tenants who had moved onto the estate since Jan 2001, when
Southwark stopped issuing proper council secure tenancies, and started
using the estate for temporary accommodation. Such insecure tenants had
no right at all to a new property out of the regeneration. Those who
were eligible for council housing, will in most cases have been moved
into existing council stock throughout the borough.
are still gathering information about leaseholders. What we know so far
is that they have moved furthest of all residents, as the following
half have relocated to SE postcodes (including Woolwich, Thamesmead and
Welling), most of the rest have had to move to suburbs such as Sidcup,
St. Albans, Chelmsford, Croydon, Bexleyheath, Ilford, Romford, Dartford,
Cheshunt, Mitcham and West Thurrock. The reason for this is clear: the
very low levels of compensation leaseholders have received for their
Heygate homes.This linkhas
a full list of the amounts paid to Heygate leaseholders. It is compiled
from information received through Freedom of Information requests, and
includes an indexed column showing today’s value of the settlements.
average compensation paid for a 1 bed flat is £108,164 (indexed to
today’s value). Owners of 2 bed flats received on average £122,140, 3
bed maisonettes £185,070 and 4 bed maisonettes £209,440. Some homeowners
got particularly poor deals: one leaseholder received just £32,000 for a
1 bed flat in 2008.
this to the cost of the new Heygate homes as advertised by Lend Lease.
These start at £330k for a 1 Bed flat, £455k for a 2 Bed flat and £590k
for a 3 Bed -(www.trafalgarplace.com)
in all not many residents - whether a secure tenant, an insecure tenant
or a leaseholder - will get either a new home or a home at the Elephant
through the regeneration.