Earls Court community group begs Pidgley to rescue residents

An Earl’s Court community group has pleaded with Berkeley boss Tony Pidgley to buy the beleaguered estates at the £18bn regeneration site. Jonathan Rosenberg, chair of Walterton & Elgin Community Homes, approached Pidgley and begged him to step-in and acquire the estates and save the residents of the West Kensington and Gibbs Green, who have been fighting to preserve their community for a decade. Pidgley said he couldn’t comment on Berkeley’s position on any potential acquisition. But he said: “If we did, we’d definitely be speaking to the people.” At the Creating Communities event, held by Create Streets and Onward,