BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: CONSULTATION PAPER ON ESTATES DEMOLITION…..

TOM COPLEY, LABOUR LONDON ASSEMBLY MEMBER A press release from London Assembly Labour headed "Balloting residents on estate regeneration 'Strongly welcome' - Tom Copley AM" was issued at around 9.30 this morning (Friday). In the release Mr Copley, a Labour Londonwide Assembly member says: “Estate residents are generally the only group of people who face … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: CONSULTATION PAPER ON ESTATES DEMOLITION…..

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….AND PLANET LAMBETH’S COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VIEW OF IT ALL…..

This is the following statement from Lambeth council (aka Planet Lambeth) published today on their Love Lambeth website: Statement on the Mayor’s ‘Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration’ 2 February 2018 Written by: Lambeth Council Lambeth council has welcomed the Mayor’s ‘Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration’ which reflects his ongoing commitment to delivering more … Continue reading ….AND PLANET LAMBETH’S COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VIEW OF IT ALL…..

TOWER BLOCKS ON DEMOLISHED ESTATES “ONLY WAY TO GET 50 PER CENT  AFFORDABLE HOMES” SAYS CAMPAIGNER – but council cabinet approve their Homes for Lambeth plans anyway

The only way Lambeth council can achieve 50 per cent of "affordable homes" on estates it wants to demolish under its controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' plans  is by building tower blocks on them, says a campaigner.   As News From Crystal Palace has previously reported, Lambeth council are set to lend up to £600 million … Continue reading TOWER BLOCKS ON DEMOLISHED ESTATES “ONLY WAY TO GET 50 PER CENT  AFFORDABLE HOMES” SAYS CAMPAIGNER – but council cabinet approve their Homes for Lambeth plans anyway

LAMBETH TORY OPPOSITION LEADER BACKS CORBYN (over ballots for people whose homes face demolition) 

Lambeth's Conservative opposition leader is backing Labour's national leader Jeremy Corbyn, he told Monday night's cabinet meeting. "Jeremy Corbyn said there should be ballots before any development scheme takes place. "I agree with him" Cllr Tim Briggs told the meeting at Lambeth town hall. Cllr Briggs said there was no need for Homes for Lambeth. … Continue reading LAMBETH TORY OPPOSITION LEADER BACKS CORBYN (over ballots for people whose homes face demolition) 

HOMES FOR LAMBETH – THE VIEW FROM THE COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICERS – “Homes for Lambeth  is not like other council’s approaches. “It’s not a private developer – it’s 100 per cent owned by the council and accountable to the council.”

Cabinet were being asked to agree the Homes for Lambeth business plan for 2018-19, Cllr Paul McGlone, deputy leader of the council (investment and partnerships) told the meeting.   Subsequent years would see an annual business plan. "The key political message is it drives forward the ambition of this Labour administration to build 1,000 new … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH – THE VIEW FROM THE COUNCIL AND ITS OFFICERS – “Homes for Lambeth  is not like other council’s approaches. “It’s not a private developer – it’s 100 per cent owned by the council and accountable to the council.”

LAMBETHWATCH – VIEW FROM THE GALLERY Lambeth council cabinet meeting

Supreme Leader Lib  Peck put her own interpretation on what had been said - asking those questions she wanted answered - and ignoring those she wasn't going to touch with the proverbial bargepole.   In her view there was the assessment rent risk, Gerlinde Gnioewosz talking about planning permissions and planning applications and discrepancies. SO: … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – VIEW FROM THE GALLERY Lambeth council cabinet meeting

LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report

Lambeth council are set to lend up to £600 million to a housing company which has just been formed - after borrowing the funds from elsewhere. The new council-owned house building and management company - generically known as Homes for Lambeth but now using four different names - will have DEBTS of £165 MILLION by … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL SET TO LEND UP TO £600 MILLION TO NEW HOUSING COMPANY – “It may well be that by lending to Homes for Lambeth, the council is limited in the amount of borrowing it can undertake for other projects” – report

OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

Homes for Lambeth is a financial disaster waiting to happen. A council which says it has NO money to repair homes on six council estates they want to demolish, NO money to run libraries NOW decides its going to BORROW LOADSAMONEY to lend to a new company it's just set up. It sounds like a … Continue reading OPINION – HOMES FOR LAMBETH: CARILLION Mk II?

THE BIZARRE TALE OF THE LAMBETH COUNCILLOR WHO TOLD A CABINET MEETING HE HAD MET TWO ELDERLY SIBLINGS LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (when he hadn’t) – AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE FINALLY DID…..

The Lambeth councillor who told a council cabinet meeting he had met two elderly siblings on Central Hill estate - when he hadn't - has finally come face to face with them. In a letter to the couple, who live on Oakwood Drive, Cllr Luke Murphy told them: “It was not my intention and for … Continue reading THE BIZARRE TALE OF THE LAMBETH COUNCILLOR WHO TOLD A CABINET MEETING HE HAD MET TWO ELDERLY SIBLINGS LIVING ON CENTRAL HILL ESTATE (when he hadn’t) – AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE FINALLY DID…..

“950 HOMES PLANNED FOR CENTRAL HILL – AND WE COULD BUILD OPPOSITE THE VICARAGE”

Here is the conversation between Cllr Murphy and the brother and sister in which Fiona Cliffe also participated: (Bold type by News From Crystal Palace) Luke – I brought Fiona so that we could talk in more detail about your housing situation and the situation on the estate. Barbara – That’s alright. Luke – It’s … Continue reading “950 HOMES PLANNED FOR CENTRAL HILL – AND WE COULD BUILD OPPOSITE THE VICARAGE”