OPINION: “NO CYCLE LANES, NO CPZ….”

Lambeth's draft local plan makes some sweeping generalisations of the Crystal Palace area. "The surrounding area is relatively poorly served by public transport." Really? OK it would be nice to have a bus service which went along Church Road and then turned left towards South Norwood Hill. But "poorly served"? Upper Norwood is located close … Continue reading OPINION: “NO CYCLE LANES, NO CPZ….”

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Have your say on the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan October 2018

From the Lambeth.gov website: We want to hear your views on the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan October 2018. The Local Plan is vital to delivering the Borough Plan priorities of: Creating inclusive growth: Reducing inequality Building strong and sustainable neighbourhoods Building more housing, increasing the number of businesses and employment opportunities, and improving air … Continue reading Have your say on the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan October 2018

COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER APPROVED FOR PART OF AYLESBURY ESTATE

On 14 November 2018, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government confirmed Southwark council’s application for a Compulsory Purchase Order of homes on the First Development Site of the Aylesbury regeneration, says a statement from the council. Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for growth, development and planning, said: “We welcome the Secretary … Continue reading COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER APPROVED FOR PART OF AYLESBURY ESTATE

HOW’S THIS FOR HONESTY FROM ONE OF OUR FIVE COUNCILS?

Lewisham council have issued the following press release: Housing conditions in Eros House Published on 13 November 2018 We’ve listened to the concerns raised by the London Renters’ Union (LRU) and we share their aim of improving the standards of temporary accommodation in Eros House. We are currently leasing 45 flats in Eros House in … Continue reading HOW’S THIS FOR HONESTY FROM ONE OF OUR FIVE COUNCILS?

PROPERTY COMPANIES FINED £32,000 FOR IGNORING CROYDON’S LANDLORD LICENSING SCHEME – Fire brigade alerted council after safety breaches found

Two private property companies which failed to follow Croydon council’s landlord licensing scheme have been fined a combined total of £32,000 after they appealed against their original penalties. London Fire Brigade officers (LFB) told a judge-led panel that LFB had alerted Croydon council after finding fire safety breaches at a five-storey private residential block. LFB … Continue reading PROPERTY COMPANIES FINED £32,000 FOR IGNORING CROYDON’S LANDLORD LICENSING SCHEME – Fire brigade alerted council after safety breaches found

TRADE UNION BACKS CITY HALL PROTEST: “Guarantee residents ballots on estate demolitions – with NO conditions” say GMB

A trade union is backing people living on estates across London who are being denied the right to vote on whether they want their homes demolished - or not. GMB southern region are calling on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and his advisers to go back to the drawing board and guarantee residents whose homes … Continue reading TRADE UNION BACKS CITY HALL PROTEST: “Guarantee residents ballots on estate demolitions – with NO conditions” say GMB

COUNCIL’S DOUBLE PLEDGE FOR TENANTS RIGHTS

A national campaign to end no-fault private evictions and reintroduce lifetime social tenancies in its own housing stock were both backed at Croydon council's full meeting. Croydon council have now become the first local authority to publicly back the #EndUnfairEvictions campaign, joining Generation Rent, the London Renters’ Union, ACORN and the New Economics Foundation calling for … Continue reading COUNCIL’S DOUBLE PLEDGE FOR TENANTS RIGHTS

NEW SPACE FOR GROWING BUSINESSES OPENS IN BRIXTON – Focus on design, creativity and innovation

International House, formerly Lambeth council offices by Brixton police station, has re-opened as what the council claim is "London’s largest affordable workspace." A Lambeth council statement says: The first tenants are moving into a former Lambeth council office block in Brixton which, once fully occupied, will become London’s biggest affordable workspace. The project is providing … Continue reading NEW SPACE FOR GROWING BUSINESSES OPENS IN BRIXTON – Focus on design, creativity and innovation

MARKS AND SPENCERS FOODHALL ON THE TRIANGLE?

  Marks and Spencers are in "advanced discussions" with property developers St Aidan's to open a foodhall on the Triangle say planning consultants Bidwells. The long-rumoured suggestion of Marks and Spencers coming to Westow Street - in the area bounded by Carberry Road and Victory Place - is revealed in a letter from Bidwells to … Continue reading MARKS AND SPENCERS FOODHALL ON THE TRIANGLE?

NEW LOOK GRAPE AND GRAIN

Plans for the new-look Grape and Grain have been revealed.  The proposals comprise a comprehensive restoration of the existing building together with extension and alteration. The exhibition boards displayed at the public consultation event held of 8th October 2018 at the Crystal Palace Museum, together with comments forms can be found at http://www.nineteen47.co.uk/consultation/grape-and-grain-crystal-palace (or please search … Continue reading NEW LOOK GRAPE AND GRAIN