Gentrification 'distorting' Peckham

A community group in south London has raised concerns about how increasing property prices are changing the area.

Peckham Vision, which represents businesses, churches and community groups, said local people are being forced out due to rising costs.

Co-ordinator Eileen Conn, who's lived in the area for 40 years, said the pace of change could have a negative effect: "If there is suddenly a rush of money from elsewhere that's got nothing to do with local developments.. that's not going to be good for Peckham," she said.

Savills UK has published a map showing the gentrification of London between 2001 and 2011 and it profiles areas which have changed due to a number of factors, including an ever-expanding population.

BBC London's Warren Nettleford spoke to Professor Chris Hamnett, from Kings College London, Luke Wooster, from Wooster & Stock Estate Agents, and Eileen Conn, from Peckham Vision.

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