Elephant & Castle regeneration scheme faces court challenge

Mixed-use redevelopment plans for Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre are under attack at the High Court from a campaigner who says they won’t offer enough affordable homes. Part-time teacher and campaigner for affordable housing in the capital Jerry Flynn is asking Mr Justice Dove to quash the London Borough of Southwark’s grant of planning permission for the redevelopment scheme, which also incorporates the local University of the Arts London campus. Flynn says that, of the 979 homes that form part of the project, only 35% are affordable – the minimum figure expressed in Southwark’s development plan, and well below the