Council “set to confirm hundreds of new council homes will now be part of the Aylesbury estate regeneration”

"Southwark council have confirmed over 500 new council homes could be part of the area known as the First Development Site (FDS) as part of the Aylesbury Estate regeneration" says a council statement.* Work on the FDS (first development site) is currently underway, within COVID-19 safety guidelines, with the council’s development partners Notting Hill Genesis … Continue reading Council “set to confirm hundreds of new council homes will now be part of the Aylesbury estate regeneration”

Cost of rebuilding six Lambeth estates: ONE BILLION POUNDS

The cost of rebuilding the six estates Lambeth council want to demolish across the borough as part of their highly controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' regeneration schemes is a staggering ONE BILLION POUNDS. The price, revealed in the small print of a council committee report, does not appear to include the costs of demolishing those six … Continue reading Cost of rebuilding six Lambeth estates: ONE BILLION POUNDS

Cost of repairing 37 Lambeth council properties to make them fit for homeless people to live in: Just £5,000 each…..

Lambeth council are making 45 homes on five of the estates they are demolishing across the borough available to homeless people to ease the housing problem. A total of 37 of them will be repaired to make them fit for people to live in at an average cost of just £5,000 each.  Many of the … Continue reading Cost of repairing 37 Lambeth council properties to make them fit for homeless people to live in: Just £5,000 each…..

ROMAN RISE RHUBARB Chapter One – Consultation: “The height of the building was increased following discussions with officers.”

Welcome to the first chapter of a new News From Crystal Palace series: Roman Rise Rhubarb. Our first chapter covers the consultants report on 'Consultation' (its actually titled 'Statement of Community Involvement') submitted by Homes for Lambeth, the 100-per-cent owned Lambeth council company, in support of their planning application for Roman Rise on its corner … Continue reading ROMAN RISE RHUBARB Chapter One – Consultation: “The height of the building was increased following discussions with officers.”

RHUBARB DIARY: Compare and contrast – one objector’s comments to the Roman Rise application (and the anonymous ward councillor who does support the plans)

Compare and contrast - Among the latest objections to the Roman Rise plans is the following comment submitted on June 17th 2020: The proposal to build this block demonstrates yet again the breathtaking insensitivity to, and lack of consultation with, the local community and residents currently living on the Central Hill Estate. There is nothing … Continue reading RHUBARB DIARY: Compare and contrast – one objector’s comments to the Roman Rise application (and the anonymous ward councillor who does support the plans)

LAMBETHWATCH: Homes for Lambeth gain approval on their first planning applications

Without comment (for the time being...) From Homes for Lambeth:  Homes for Lambeth (HfL) is delighted to receive approval for its first planning applications on Hydethorpe Road and Patmos Lodge. Lambeth’s planning committee approved both applications, which will provide 45 new homes, including new and better communal spaces and will help boost the local economy. … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: Homes for Lambeth gain approval on their first planning applications

CPCA VOICE CONCERNS OVER PARK PLANS “The task now for the local community is to engage constructively with Bromley council to persuade it to improve the regeneration plan”

From the Crystal Palace Community Association: CRYSTAL PALACE PARK REGENERATION PLAN It’s sometimes hard to believe, but there will be life after the lockdown, and a particular issue for us in Crystal Palace is Bromley Council’s planning application for regeneration of the park.  The council finally submitted its application just before the lockdown (search for … Continue reading CPCA VOICE CONCERNS OVER PARK PLANS “The task now for the local community is to engage constructively with Bromley council to persuade it to improve the regeneration plan”

LAMBETH HOUSING SCANDAL: “Since 2014 Lambeth council has been encouraging its homeless families to withdraw their homelessness applications, and to move into temporary private sector accommodation, by offering them higher priority for social housing. But in very many cases the deal Lambeth was offering actually prevented these families from staying on the social housing waiting list at all” – Public Interest Law Centre

From the Public Interest Law Centre: Important win for homeless families in Lambeth 23rd June 2020 Lambeth Council agrees to amend a housing allocations scheme that had resulted in hundreds of vulnerable families being removed from its social housing register  Lambeth’s Temp2Settled Policy  Since 2014 Lambeth Council has been encouraging its homeless families to withdraw … Continue reading LAMBETH HOUSING SCANDAL: “Since 2014 Lambeth council has been encouraging its homeless families to withdraw their homelessness applications, and to move into temporary private sector accommodation, by offering them higher priority for social housing. But in very many cases the deal Lambeth was offering actually prevented these families from staying on the social housing waiting list at all” – Public Interest Law Centre

OPINION: LAMBETH HOUSING SCANDAL – ANSWERS ARE NEEDED

There are times when reporters find something so outrageous, so utterly disgusting, it is very, very difficult to be impartial when writing about them. Searching Peoples Audit Twitter - one of the many local thorns in Lambeth council's side including this website - today News From Crystal Palace found this: Important victory as @lambeth_council amends … Continue reading OPINION: LAMBETH HOUSING SCANDAL – ANSWERS ARE NEEDED

LAMBETH HOUSING SCANDAL: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

The following Freedom of Information questions - and Lambeth council's answers -answers relating to the Temp2Settle scheme are taken from the WhatDoTheyKnow website. November 28th 2017 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, I want to know, for all the lets made through the Temp to Settle scheme in the last year: 1) What was the total in … Continue reading LAMBETH HOUSING SCANDAL: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS