Plan developed by Carpenters residents hangs in the balance- will the estate be saved?

Focus E15 Campaign

Since its inception in 2013, Focus E15 campaign has spoken out time and time again on various platforms against the 100s of empty homes laid to waste on Carpenters Estate. As a campaign we agree with the Greater Carpenter’s Neighbourhood Forum’s (GCNF) aim to save the Carpenters Estate for perpetuity as public housing for the people of Newham. There is a huge demand in Newham for decent long term accommodation and low cost rents and we understand by spending time talking to local people on a weekly basis on our street stall that housing insecurity is linked to acute mental health distress. Such pressing social needs were in part addressed by the building of Carpenter’s Estate in 1967 and the original impetus for building this much needed council estate must now be examined again as the GCNF have submitted a new vision for the estate to the London Legacy Development…

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