Homes for Lambeth sensation: “Not fit for purpose” – say Labour party members

"In the midst of a developing social and economic crisis it is not just wrong but ill-conceived...to invest millions of pounds in a scheme predicated on speculative... development." ****************************************************************************************************** Dulwich and West Norwood Labour party have sensationally voiced their opposition to Homes for Lambeth, the much-vaunted and highly controversial property vehicle owned 100 per cent … Continue reading Homes for Lambeth sensation: “Not fit for purpose” – say Labour party members

Lambeth: “Which estates will receive GLA funding and will the cabinet member now ballot residents on its estates?” (Or: Not answering the councillor’s question – part one)

Lambeth council's Green party opposition leader Cllr Jon Bartley has the following question down for this week's full 'virtual' meeting of Lambeth council: 9. Balloting residents on estates I have received a letter from the Deputy Mayor of London saying that only some of the six estates earmarked for demolition by Lambeth Council will now … Continue reading Lambeth: “Which estates will receive GLA funding and will the cabinet member now ballot residents on its estates?” (Or: Not answering the councillor’s question – part one)

CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION: NO FUNDING UNLESS YOU BALLOT RESIDENTS ON DEMOLITION PLANS, MAYOR KHAN TELLS LAMBETH

Hope for residents on Central Hill and the other estates Lambeth want to demolish. Is this the end for Homes for Lambeth? What caused Khan U-turn? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ STORY UPDATED SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20th In a sensational U-turn Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has told Lambeth council they will not get ANY money to regenerate the Cressingham … Continue reading CRESSINGHAM GARDENS SENSATION: NO FUNDING UNLESS YOU BALLOT RESIDENTS ON DEMOLITION PLANS, MAYOR KHAN TELLS LAMBETH

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…..

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)

ONE: CENTRAL HILL DEMOLITION AND REBUILD WILL TAKE 15 YEARS – Council spend on entire HFL plans will be at least 300 million pounds (but Lambeth didn’t have the money to repair estates)

The demolition and rebuilding of the Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace as part of Lambeth council's highly controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' (HFL) plans will take 15 years. A similar timescale also applies to two of the other six estates Lambeth council are demolishing and rebuilding - Cressingham Gardens close to Brockwell park and Fenwick … Continue reading ONE: CENTRAL HILL DEMOLITION AND REBUILD WILL TAKE 15 YEARS – Council spend on entire HFL plans will be at least 300 million pounds (but Lambeth didn’t have the money to repair estates)

THREE: HOMES FOR LAMBETH PRESS RELEASE

This is the Homes for Lambeth press release issued May 30th which News From Crystal Palace reproduce in full and have not altered: Homes for Lambeth’s ambitious plan to tackle the borough’s housing crisis approved by the council Homes for Lambeth’s three-year business plan has been approved by the leader of Lambeth Council, Councillor Jack … Continue reading THREE: HOMES FOR LAMBETH PRESS RELEASE

Four: Green group on Lambeth council’s ‘Call In’ of Homes for Lambeth business and corporate plans

April 6th: The five Green party councillors on Lambeth "call in" the Homes for Lambeth delivery and corporate plans on eight grounds: 1. Breaches of LBL’s (London borough of Lambeth's) Constitution 2. The failures to deliver on earlier business plans are not adequately addressed 3. Risk management conflicts with the council’s policy on risk 4. … Continue reading Four: Green group on Lambeth council’s ‘Call In’ of Homes for Lambeth business and corporate plans

Six: Cllr Bennett’s responses to 24 (very pointed and very pertinent) written questions put to him by Lambeth’s overview and scrutiny committee

April 16th: The monitoring officer's letter to Cllr Elliott includes an attachment of 24 written questions which the overview and scrutiny committee put to Cllr Matthew Bennett, Lambeth's cabinet member for planning, investment and new homes...and Cllr Bennett's answers: 1. That the committee remains concerned about the independence of the governance arrangements for Homes for … Continue reading Six: Cllr Bennett’s responses to 24 (very pointed and very pertinent) written questions put to him by Lambeth’s overview and scrutiny committee