Shopping centre scheme given green light at virtual meeting

Wed 22 April 2020, 1:27 pm

Southwark Council has given the go-ahead for the compulsory purchase of Elephant and Castle shopping centre which is due to be redeveloped into almost 1,000 new homes.

Developer Delancey applied for the order for plans to demolish the landmark shopping centre, create a new pedestrianised town centre, 979 new homes, and a university building, as well as leisure and office space.

Southwark cabinet members approved the order, as well as £200,000 of extra funding for displaced traders, at a virtual cabinet meeting. Watch the meeting here.

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