ACHILLES STREET AREAOver 100 council and housing association estates across London are under threat of demolition. Our research shows where they are.
Achilles Street area
Number of homes under threat: 87
Landlord: Lewisham Council
Ballot Status: Approved
Planning Status: Pending
87 homes and 17 shops are earmarked for demolition as part of Lewisham’s regeneration of the Achilles Street area in New Cross.
Campaingers have also revealed that over the past 6 years the Council has spent less than 10% of its rental income from the affected tenants and businesses on maintaining their buildings.
59 of the 89 eligible residents voted in favour of redevelopment. Temporary tenants were included as eligible to vote and were offered secure tenancies if they voted in favour of the scheme. The homes and shops affected are shown in the plan below:
The Council’s ‘Landlord Offer’ describes the proposed tenure mix of the 450 new homes to built on the site as follows:
The Council’s Achilles St Landlord offer
Deptford is Changing book by local resident and PhD student Anita Strasser.
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