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Stratford (Newham) - gentrification
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London Legacy Development Corporation
dynamic new heart of london.
create opportunities for local people and drive. innovation and growth in london and the uk.
transform and integrate one of the most challenged areas in the uk into world-class, sustainable and thriving neighbourhoods.
Why was Newham chosen for the Olympics? (and regeneration)
2nd and 3rd highest proportion of obese children in england, 55.7% live in poverty.
employment rates for women and ethnic minorities 6% lower than london average.
3rd highest knife crime in London
Carpenter's road lock was derelict and and 'fridge mountain' were both eyesores.
highest birth rate in the country.
6% more claimed benefits, income was £12,500 less per annum than london avg.
highest proportion of births to overseas-born women (74.8%).
life expectancy- lower than england avg.
Least active borough in london
70% non-white population
fridge mountain (2006)
20 ft tall
biggest collection of discarded white goods in Europe
Carpenter's estate issues
Amongst the most deprived in England
unemployment higher than the london average and over 1/3 are paid below the london living wage
Newham council concluded- overcrowded and poor housing conditions
right next to the olympic park and stratford city= huge development pressures
the standard of the buildings in the carpenter's estate was in poor repair and the costs of repairing it were too great
carpenter's estate improvements
20,000 new dwellings by 2016
however- not as affordable to residents
25 storey stratford plaza contains nearly 200 units and they have all been sold with 75% going to overseas buyers
294/706 of the stratford halo apartments marked as affordable for low-income residents
negative impacts of stratford regeneration
council claims 70% of residents in tower blocks have been rehoused within E15- health risks from asbestos but residents believe it is a form of 'social cleansing'
16,000 on housing waiting list in Newham
Focus E15 mothers
claimed that perfectly good housing was going to waste
formed an action group and occupied flats on the carpenter's estate at Doran walk in protest
yearly property value change in Newham
Peter Harris- UKIP
'large numbers of immigrants have come and almost completely replaced those that have lived her for generations' 'hardly hear the english language spoken' 'changed forever' 'doesn't feel like home to me' 'politicians have allowed things to get out of control' 'current levels are unsustainable'
Rachel Collinson- Green
there are people who think 'that immigrants bring with them crime and moral decay.... but they are rare' 'crime in Newham has not increased in line with immigration.....general decline' 'love our mix of cultures...taught me a lot and i have new perspectives on life' 'the real enemies here are the greedy landlords and empty council homes'
total of £22 billion invested in the area
aged 16-74 were employed, compared to 73.2% in Wandsworth
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