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Gold says: It's time to knock down Green Street!

David Gold has said it is time for demolition, sorry, redevelopment in Green Street.

When reminiscing about his childhood back in the 1940s and 50s he said:"Nothing has really happened in that area apart from some work on the stadium and the erection of a statue of West Ham's World Cup winners. It is time for redevelopment."

Nothing has really happened? I guess the arrival of new ethnic communities and the transformation of the area doesn't rank alongside the fact that Green Street hasn't been razed to the ground in order to provide a profit for property developers.

Campaigners at Queen's Market, just up the road from West Ham's Upton Park stadium, have just seen off a second set of developers. Looks like the locals don't share David's enthusiasm for street clearing.


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