I live in Thamesmead, abet the newer area of mainly houses and, thankfully, few tower blocks. However for years the area has been resigned to the scrapheap and become the land that transport forgot. What Thamesmead does not need is more housing without first addressing the lack of public transport routes and infrastructure. We have no trains, DLR, Tubes or Overground. Just overcrowded buses to get out of the area and to connect to railed transport. There needs to be more Medical Centres, Schools, local Shops and leisure facilities before more housing in built. Unfortunately the mere mention of the name Thamesmead conjures up the idea of a social engineering experiment gone wrong but it could actually be a nice area if the powers to be think of the areas residents first, before their profit or ego.