Elephant and Castle regeneration plan given go-ahead
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.