LAMBETH WANT TO BORROW EVEN MORE MILLIONS TO BUY BACK PEOPLE’S HOMES ON ESTATES THEY WANT TO DEMOLISH – WITH MORE TO COME

Lambeth council want to borrow even more millions to fund buying back properties on six council estates they want to demolish. The latest request - for £10 million - is for purchasing properties on regeneration estates as the previously allocated funding has largely been exhausted, says a council report. "Further funding will be requested in … Continue reading LAMBETH WANT TO BORROW EVEN MORE MILLIONS TO BUY BACK PEOPLE’S HOMES ON ESTATES THEY WANT TO DEMOLISH – WITH MORE TO COME

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BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: ESTATES DEMOLITIONS / BUYBACK FUNDING

Estate Regeneration – Early Buy-back Funding April 2019 Purpose: To approve funding for early buy backs of leasehold properties for estate regeneration. Decision: To allocate £10m of funding, supported by borrowing, to fund the pipeline of early buy-backs as part of the estate regeneration programme. To continue to allocate Housing Zone Grant monies for residential … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: ESTATES DEMOLITIONS / BUYBACK FUNDING

CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DEMOLITION ‘IN HOUSE’ – “Now we are now fully staffed we are able to begin the serious work of rebuilding” say Homes for Lambeth

Lambeth's Labour-dominated council are ploughing ahead with their hugely controversial decision to demolish Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace - even though people living there have not been given the right to a ballot on whether or not they want their homes demolished. In utterly bizarre and outrageous statements - highlighted below - Homes for … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DEMOLITION ‘IN HOUSE’ – “Now we are now fully staffed we are able to begin the serious work of rebuilding” say Homes for Lambeth

LAMBETH LABOUR TO CARRY ON WITH ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS EVEN THOUGH HOUSING BORROWING CAP HAS BEEN REMOVED, PUBLIC MEETING HEARS

Lambeth Labour are to carry on with their Homes for Lambeth plans even though the Government cap on borrowing to build council housing had been removed, a public meeting has been told. "They have said 'we've spent three to four years sorting this out now so we don't want to change our plans'," said Lambeth … Continue reading LAMBETH LABOUR TO CARRY ON WITH ESTATE DEMOLITION PLANS EVEN THOUGH HOUSING BORROWING CAP HAS BEEN REMOVED, PUBLIC MEETING HEARS

HOMES FOR LAMBETH: “WE NEED TO ENSURE THER’S NO RISK TO THE COUNCIL”……SAYS SENIOR LABOUR COUNCILLOR

Homes for Lambeth is such a large project it should be controlled by Lambeth council, says a senior Lambeth Labour councillor. Cllr Adrian Garden, who chairs the council's corporate committee, told its latest meeting: "This committee are very concerned that such a large project should be controlled by the council even though it's a separate … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH: “WE NEED TO ENSURE THER’S NO RISK TO THE COUNCIL”……SAYS SENIOR LABOUR COUNCILLOR

PUBLIC MEETING ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS THIS SUNDAY

A public meeting to discuss estate demolitions in Lambeth - and beyond - is being held this Sunday (March 24th). Stand Up to Lambeth and the Hurst and Meath residents association are jointly organising the meeting at the Prince Regent pub, Herne Hill (opposite Brockwell park lido) which starts at 3pm. "It is your chance … Continue reading PUBLIC MEETING ON ESTATE DEMOLITIONS THIS SUNDAY

CENTRAL HILL ESTATE COMMUNITY “SMASHED TO PIECES”, LAMBETH’S CABINET TOLD

The community of Central Hill estate has been "smashed to pieces" Lambeth council's cabinet were told at their meeting on Monday afternoon. Nicola Curtis, who chairs the estate's residents association, says: Residents who remain (around 360 households) are no nearer decent homes than they were five years ago. Conditions on the estate are becoming so … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL ESTATE COMMUNITY “SMASHED TO PIECES”, LAMBETH’S CABINET TOLD

ESTATE RESIDENTS WHOSE HOMES FACE DEMOLITION COULD STILL GET A BALLOT IF COUNCIL CHANGES ITS PLANS

People living on Lambeth council estates who have been denied a ballot on whether their homes should be demolished could still get the chance of a vote if the council changes its plans for them. Green party leader Cllr Jon Bartley told Monday night's meeting of Lambeth council's cabinet: "The business plan states that if … Continue reading ESTATE RESIDENTS WHOSE HOMES FACE DEMOLITION COULD STILL GET A BALLOT IF COUNCIL CHANGES ITS PLANS

NICOLA CURTIS’S SPEECH TO CABINET IN FULL

A long time ago in 2017 the residents of Central Hill estate gave up their time to attend exhibitions on prospective design management teams and completed feedback forms on their preferred options. The Residents association collated feedback from these events and a small group of residents gave up even more of their time to be … Continue reading NICOLA CURTIS’S SPEECH TO CABINET IN FULL

CABINET SET TO GIVE GO-AHEAD TO HOMES FOR LAMBETH BUSINESS PLAN

The business plan for the highly controversial Homes for Lambeth estate demolitions schemes is set to get the go-ahead at Lambeth council's cabinet on Monday. A report to the cabinet says the reason for adopting a business plan is "to create an operating framework for the respective boards and a means by which the shareholder, … Continue reading CABINET SET TO GIVE GO-AHEAD TO HOMES FOR LAMBETH BUSINESS PLAN