‘We are not nothing’: The Local Businesses Fighting Gentrification in South East London

Thames Menteth-Wheelwright - 12 August 2019

Huge change is set to transform the neighbourhood surrounding a major arterial road in south east London. Southwark council’s Area Action Plan promises to deliver thousands of news homes and jobs to the Old Kent Road over the next 20 years. Yet the regeneration of the area, which will turn large portions of its industrial land into high-rise tower blocks, will threaten hundreds of thriving businesses and jeopardise livelihoods. While development companies have already claimed stakes in the road, local businesses and residents are fighting for their right to have a say in the Old Kent Road’s future.... See more