Protester scales tree as dozens of police, bailiffs and protesters face off in Deptford
A protester has scaled a tree in Deptford as Police and Bailiffs look to evict protesters from a garden site beside the former Tidemill School.
Protesters are fighting plans to build new homes on the site which was approved a year ago and covered on this site. Peabody, Family Mosaic and Sherrygreen Homes are behind the scheme.
One of the most contentious elements is building on a community garden. Protesters fighting to keep the space have launched an appeal which has yet to be heard.
Tidemill School moved in 2012 and the school has been empty since. 51 homes out of 209 planned homes will be in the converted main school building and annex.
The rest are new builds which also see 16 existing homes demolished.
Other disagreements between Lewisham Council and protesters concern affordability levels of new homes.
More as it comes in.