Tension in Hendon over development plans

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Tension in Hendon over development plans

Barnet council's plans to redevelop a housing estate in Hendon has been met with resistance. 

Tensions were high today as protestors marched demanding their "human rights" were respected. The proposed redevelopment was branded "social cleansing" by the Unite union, who say around 200 families face eviction as part of a redevelopment deal between the council and a private housing firm. 

Local residents say the move is a great strain of families and "people cant sleep for worrying".

However Barnet council, who have promised to rehouse all the residents affected, say the area fallen into serious disrepair and needs urgent redevelopment.  

London Live's Jake Tupman went to Hendon for more on the story. 




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