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|Myatt's Field PFI protest
Residents of Myatts Field North PFI 'regeneration' scheme in South London are protesting against intolerable living conditions on the demolition site on Friday 25 July 10am at Bramah Green Community Centre on the estate.
The protest is organised by the Myatts Field North Residents Association and Monitoring Board (RAMB) which represents council tenants and leaseholders living on the estate, and is supported by Defend Council Housing , Lambeth Housing Activists, Unite Community Fuel Poverty Action and Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth.
What Lambeth Council and the PFI developers term 'regeneration' has become intolerable for many who fear for their health, mental well being and safety living on the demolition site.
Some leaseholders have been forced out of the redevelopment because they can't afford the new homes, and tenants moving to new build housing face rent and council tax hikes which put even the new council homes beyond what they can afford.
The £150m PFI project means 980 homes on a site which previously contained just 477 council homes, while providing a new community centre and claiming to retain the same amount of public space
The additional homes on the site - 357 for private sale and 146 shared ownership - are selling at over £500m for a 3 bedroom home - a different world from the majority of people.
|20 Jul 2014
|Defend Council Housing
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