Planned Central Hill development “would stick out like a sore thumb” on ridge say Norwood Society

The part five-storey, part seven-storey building planned on the corner of Central Hill and Roman Rise would "stick out like a sore thumb" say the Norwood Society. The distinctive design of the Central Hill estate is one of low rise using the slope of the hillside.  This proposal is of a large bulky building up … Continue reading Planned Central Hill development “would stick out like a sore thumb” on ridge say Norwood Society

Virtual ceremony welcomes Croydon’s new Mayor…Homes for Lambeth chief to “step down”…Government funding not sufficient to meet Lambeth council budget gap, say Labour

Supporting local families with young children and helping people with life-limiting conditions are the charity priorities of the new Mayor of Croydon. Cllr Maddie Henson was sworn into her year’s term of office at a virtual Annual Meeting of the Council ceremony this evening (Monday 6 July), succeeding the 2019-20 Mayor, Councillor Humayun Kabir. A … Continue reading Virtual ceremony welcomes Croydon’s new Mayor…Homes for Lambeth chief to “step down”…Government funding not sufficient to meet Lambeth council budget gap, say Labour

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…..

ROMAN RISE RHUBARB Chapter One – Consultation: “The height of the building was increased following discussions with officers.”

Welcome to the first chapter of a new News From Crystal Palace series: Roman Rise Rhubarb. Our first chapter covers the consultants report on 'Consultation' (its actually titled 'Statement of Community Involvement') submitted by Homes for Lambeth, the 100-per-cent owned Lambeth council company, in support of their planning application for Roman Rise on its corner … Continue reading ROMAN RISE RHUBARB Chapter One – Consultation: “The height of the building was increased following discussions with officers.”

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)

LAMBETHWATCH: Homes for Lambeth gain approval on their first planning applications

Without comment (for the time being...) From Homes for Lambeth:  Homes for Lambeth (HfL) is delighted to receive approval for its first planning applications on Hydethorpe Road and Patmos Lodge. Lambeth’s planning committee approved both applications, which will provide 45 new homes, including new and better communal spaces and will help boost the local economy. … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: Homes for Lambeth gain approval on their first planning applications

OPINION: LAMBETH HOUSING SCANDAL – ANSWERS ARE NEEDED

There are times when reporters find something so outrageous, so utterly disgusting, it is very, very difficult to be impartial when writing about them. Searching Peoples Audit Twitter - one of the many local thorns in Lambeth council's side including this website - today News From Crystal Palace found this: Important victory as @lambeth_council amends … Continue reading OPINION: LAMBETH HOUSING SCANDAL – ANSWERS ARE NEEDED

TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIETY OPPOSE ROMAN RISE DEMOLITION PLANS

The Twentieth Century Society have added their objections to the growing list of those opposed to the demolition of Truslove House on the corner of Roman Rise and Central Hill. They cite "the harm the demolition of Truslove House will cause to the significance of the Central Hill Estate, which we consider to be a … Continue reading TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIETY OPPOSE ROMAN RISE DEMOLITION PLANS

MORE THAN 200 OBJECTIONS TO ROMAN RISE PLANS

More than 200 objections have been made over Homes for Lambeth's controversial plans to demolish the former nurses home on the corner of Roman Rise and Central Hill and cover the entire existing area including green space with a block of flats five to seven storeys high. There have just been six comments in support … Continue reading MORE THAN 200 OBJECTIONS TO ROMAN RISE PLANS