FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens (Published March 17th 2016) “There is an apparent subtext which suggests that the enterprise is motivated by financial liquidity rather than the stated, albeit regularly morphing, aims.” (or: What Cressingham Gardens … Continue reading FROM THE ARCHIVES: “DEMOLISHING ESTATE WOULD COST £100 MILLION – AND MORE” – Shock report highlights major discrepancies in Lambeth’s case for Cressingham Gardens

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CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION!: Government gives go-ahead to residents estate takeover ballot – death knell for Homes for Lambeth?

Government minister Kit Malthouse has given the go-ahead to the first move in a process which will see residents on the Cressingham Gardens estate at Tulse Hill - which Lambeth council want to demolish as part of their highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plan - get to vote on them taking over the estate.   Acting … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION!: Government gives go-ahead to residents estate takeover ballot – death knell for Homes for Lambeth?

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: “No evidence was submitted by Lambeth to suggest that the loss of the Cressingham Gardens site would mean the council would fail to meet its housing target” – consultants report

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)  commissioned Peter Brett Associates (PBA) to prepare a socio-economic evaluation of the proposed transfer of the Cressingham Gardens Estate to a new social landlord. Extracts from their report include the following: This socio-economic evaluation concludes that: ¡ Based on the available evidence and having regard to the … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: “No evidence was submitted by Lambeth to suggest that the loss of the Cressingham Gardens site would mean the council would fail to meet its housing target” – consultants report

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: KIT MALTHOUSE LETTER IN FULL

Dear , Request for Determination Pursuant to Regulation 13 of the Housing (Right to Transfer from a Local Authority Landlord) (England) Regulations 2013 (the “RTT Regulations”) Background I am writing with regard to the application submitted to the Secretary of State by the London Borough of Lambeth (LBL) for the Cressingham Gardens Estate. I am … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS: KIT MALTHOUSE LETTER IN FULL

10,000 SQ FT OF ARTISTS SPACE BECOMING AVAILABLE IN SOUTH BERMONDSEY

A major expansion of work space provision is about to be offered at the Toaster Factory in Penarth Street, South Bermondsey. Building on the creative and manufacturing community already present in eight studios there, a new self-contained unit of just under 2,000 sq. ft. has just been completed, with a rolling plan of more than … Continue reading 10,000 SQ FT OF ARTISTS SPACE BECOMING AVAILABLE IN SOUTH BERMONDSEY

‘MOST ENDANGERED BUILDING’ – NOMINATIONS SOUGHT BY VICTORIAN SOCIETY

Nominations for the Victorian Society's annual Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings campaign are now open. "Our biggest push of the year to save the most at risk Victorian and Edwardian buildings is fast approaching" say the Society. Our annual Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings campaign brings to the forefront the most dilapidated and neglected buildings … Continue reading ‘MOST ENDANGERED BUILDING’ – NOMINATIONS SOUGHT BY VICTORIAN SOCIETY

COUNCIL TO LOAN UP TO £5 MILLION TO BUY HOMES ON LOCAL HOUSING MARKET – Properties will be used as temporary accommodation and refugee resettlement housing

Lewisham council have agreed to loan up to £5 million to Lewisham Homes to buy properties on the local housing market "to help alleviate the pressures of homelessness and lack of affordable social housing." "The properties will be used as temporary accommodation and refugee resettlement housing, and will be let at Local Housing Allowance (LHA) … Continue reading COUNCIL TO LOAN UP TO £5 MILLION TO BUY HOMES ON LOCAL HOUSING MARKET – Properties will be used as temporary accommodation and refugee resettlement housing

LEWISHAM CONSULT ON INTRODUCING LICENSING FOR ALL PRIVATE RENTED HOMES IN THE BOROUGH

Proposals to introduce licensing for all private rented homes in the borough are the subject of a consultation exercise being run by Lewisham council. There are two licensing schemes already operating in the borough for homes in multiple occupation (HMOs): Mandatory licensing: This scheme applies to the whole of England and requires landlords to license HMOs … Continue reading LEWISHAM CONSULT ON INTRODUCING LICENSING FOR ALL PRIVATE RENTED HOMES IN THE BOROUGH

COUNCIL STAGE SECRETIVE ‘RESIDENTS ONLY’ MEETING FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE TONIGHT (but has everyone living there had an invit yet?) Separate Fenwick estate ‘open day’ this Saturday

A 'residents only' meeting for people living on the demolition-threatened Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace is being held this evening (Wednesday) - but some people living on the estate have yet to receive an invitation. The invitation to the meeting says officers from Homes for Lambeth - the company set up by the council to demolish … Continue reading COUNCIL STAGE SECRETIVE ‘RESIDENTS ONLY’ MEETING FOR CENTRAL HILL ESTATE TONIGHT (but has everyone living there had an invit yet?) Separate Fenwick estate ‘open day’ this Saturday

McDONALD’S RETURNING TO THE TRIANGLE? ‘TAKEAWAY ONLY’ PLANNED IN FORMER LIVING WATER SATISFIES PREMISES

McDonald's could be returning to the Triangle - moving in to the former Living Water Satisfies premises on Westow Street. A planning application has been submitted by the burger chain's head office to Croydon council for a fascia sign and a projecting sign,- at 46-48 Westow Street on the corner of Haynes Lane. But it … Continue reading McDONALD’S RETURNING TO THE TRIANGLE? ‘TAKEAWAY ONLY’ PLANNED IN FORMER LIVING WATER SATISFIES PREMISES