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Property prices in East London have not been boosted by the Olympics, Hometrack reports

Property prices in East London have not been boosted by the Olympics, Hometrack reports

The promise of rocketing house prices in the areas surrounding the Olympic site have not been fulfilled. In fact, according to housing market analysts Hometrack,the housing market in the area, particularly around Stratford to the east, has: “under-performed despite high expectations and new investment.”…

MoD officials to face critics at meeting over plans to site missiles in Bow during Olympic Games

MoD officials to face critics at meeting over plans to site missiles in Bow during Olympic Games

The Ministry of Defence is to face its critics from the  Stop the Olympic Missiles Committee at a meeting on Thursday  this week, to the Bow Quarter Residence where it wants to site missiles during the Olympics . The Ministry of Defence have also responded to a series of questions raised…

Hackney pub to become Sikh temple

Hackney pub to become Sikh temple

A dilapidated former Clapton pub is to be given a new lease of life – as a Sikh temple.…

Residents to meet to discuss housing charter

Residents to meet to discuss housing charter

Residents of Tower Hamlets are due to hold a meeting this weekend to discuss the final details of a basic human rights charter for social housing tenants in the borough.…

Residents fear go-ahead for Virginia Quay

Residents fear go-ahead for Virginia Quay

A  decision on the Virginia Quay application is expected later today and residents fear that their concerns will be ignored.…

Robin Hood Gardens estate to be demolished

Robin Hood Gardens estate to be demolished

Plans to demolish the Robin Hood Gardens housing estate in Poplar were approved by Tower Hamlets Council at a meeting of its Strategic Development Committee yesterday.…

Mortgage scheme launched in Lewisham

Mortgage scheme launched in Lewisham

Prime Minister David Cameron visited Lewisham today to launch a new government scheme to encourage house buyers.…

Council puts Watts Grove Depot out for tender

Council puts Watts Grove Depot out for tender

Tower Hamlets council is exploring a possible regeneration of Watts Grove Depot in Bow.…

Woodberry Down: bright future, visible social divide

Woodberry Down: bright future, visible social divide

On Hackney’s Woodberry Down estate, old grey Soviet style blocks mix with the brown brickwork characteristic of post-war council housing. But on the west side of Woodberry Grove, three bedroom flats are sold for £700k.…

Housing development levy proposed

Housing development levy proposed

Croydon Council have proposed a new development levy of £120 per square metre on all housing developments larger than 100 square metres, and all new constructions smaller than the average three-bedroom house outside the town centre.…