By NYE JONES
On 24 July, Tower Hamlets Council in east London approved a controversial redevelopment plan, to the fury of campaigners and local residents:
Chrisp Street Market. Chrisp Street Market is the oldest pedestrianised shopping area in the UK. In a documentary about the regeneration of the market, a local resident describes how:
We are working class people, Chrisp Street Market [is] for working class people. We want to keep [it] as it is.
The Canary previously reported that:
10 years ago, the housing association Poplar HARCA took over management of both the market and the housing situated around it from Tower Hamlets council.
During this time, local residents, traders and campaigners have accused Poplar HARCA of deliberately running down the area, with the aim of forcing the local community out.
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