Empty Kensington flats face demolition while Grenfell inferno survivors remain homeless

  ‘Tower blocks in Kensington and Chelsea, earmarked for demolition to make way for luxury apartments, are standing empty, while scores of families who survived the Grenfell disaster remain in emergency housing. While the majority of residents who survived the tower block inferno in June are still in temporary accommodation, up to 159 flats on the Sutton Estate, which is scheduled for demolition, are unoccupied. There is just enough room in the empty blocks to accommodate th 158 Grenfell Tower families. Affinity Sutton, which owns the Sutton Estate, plans to demolish 383 flats in the area to make way for 237 social rent homes and 106 private sale properties. Opponents say the redevelopment amounts to “social cleansing,” and estimate the proposal to build so many private sale properties will make the housing association a net profit of £200 million ($260 million).’ Read more: Empty Kensington flats face demolition while Grenfell inferno survivors remain homeless
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