Londoners win battle to stop their homes being demolished for private flats

U-turn by Tower Hamlets council lauded a victory against social cleansing in the capital

A determined coalition of residents in east London, including a 94-year-old woman who is one of the original residents, have won their battle to save their homes from demolition by the council.

Residents of the two blocks, in Whitechapel, which stand on prime real estate land, lauded the U-turn by the local mayor, John Biggs, at a meeting on Tuesday night as a victory against social cleansing in the capital.

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Source: The Guardian
Londoners win battle to stop their homes being demolished for private flats