The £1.5bn Elephant & Castle mixed-use development in south London could harm neighbouring regeneration projects, a council claimed this week.
The draft of Lambeth council’s unitary development plan expresses concern about the scale of the leisure and retail component, arguing that it could weaken the basis of other regeneration projects. Southwark council said a retail impact assessment would be undertaken to ensure it did not.

The Lambeth document also argues for a 50/50 split between affordable and commercial housing, in line with Greater London Authority policy.

Lambeth is hoping to provide 13,500 affordable homes by 2017.

The draft also recommends construction of a cluster of tall buildings around Vauxhall.