Knock down London council estates, says housing minister.

Housing minister Brandon Lewis has called for the demolition and redevelopment of council estates across London in a move which he said would help boost the supply of new homes in the capital.

Speaking at the London Real Estate Forum, Lewis said inner city areas were ‘dominated by high-rise concrete blocks from the 1960s and 70s’ yet a number of inner London projects had shown how ‘these concrete blocks can be torn down and replaced with streets’ – the Financial Times reports.

Mr Lewis’s call echoes that of senior Labour figure Lord Adonis, who before the general election published a research paper arguing that councils are some of the biggest land owners in London and should be encouraged to make more efficient use of their holdings.

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