Elephant and Castle regeneration plan given go-ahead

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A £1.5bn plan to regenerate a traffic-choked area of south London has been approved.

Southwark Council has given the go-ahead to transform a 170-acre site of Elephant and Castle, in a project which will take 15 years.

The area's red shopping centre may be demolished and the gyratory road system re-routed.

It will also mean the demolition of the Heygate Estate to create about 5,300 new homes, shops, and public spaces.

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