PLANET LAMBETH

If anyone wanted final proof that Cllr Lib Peck and her Lambeth Labour lemmings are living on another planet it came at Thursday night's election hustings in Vauxhall. Regular readers will be aware that within Lambeth council's Labour group dissent is not tolerated. So it was ironic that Supreme Leader Peck shared a table at … Continue reading PLANET LAMBETH

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LAMBETH’S ATTITUDE TO RESIDENTS “INHUMAN” SAYS CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION LEADER – Green party Cllr also criticises council’s attitude over ballots on estate demolition

Opposition councillors in Lambeth have slammed the council's attitude following our exclusive story which showed an official council press release about ballots on estate demolitions included blatant falsehoods. Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs said: "Labour councillors refusing to ballot residents on estates just shows that not only do they not consult properly, they don't … Continue reading LAMBETH’S ATTITUDE TO RESIDENTS “INHUMAN” SAYS CONSERVATIVE OPPOSITION LEADER – Green party Cllr also criticises council’s attitude over ballots on estate demolition

EXCLUSIVE: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S ‘NO NEED FOR BALLOTS CLAIM’ EXPOSED AS BALDERDASH BY NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE – Funding given by Greater London Authority for three estates was NOT for demolition – and GLA have not given any money for two other estates under threat  

Lambeth council's claims that they do not need to ballot people living on five estates they want to demolish because they already have funding from the Greater London Authority to demolish them do not stand up to even MINOR scrutiny. Investigations by News From Crystal Palace show that the GLA DID give Lambeth council £10 … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: LAMBETH COUNCIL’S ‘NO NEED FOR BALLOTS CLAIM’ EXPOSED AS BALDERDASH BY NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE – Funding given by Greater London Authority for three estates was NOT for demolition – and GLA have not given any money for two other estates under threat  

MAYOR OF LONDON TO BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION – BUT NOT IN LAMBETH?

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan this morning issued a consultation paper headed: "Proposed new funding condition to require resident ballots in estate regeneration". "The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the Mayor’s proposed policy to mandate resident ballots for estate regeneration schemes where demolition of existing homes is proposed and where … Continue reading MAYOR OF LONDON TO BALLOT RESIDENTS ON ESTATE DEMOLITION – BUT NOT IN LAMBETH?

OPINION: “People living on estates in other parts of London will now get the chance to ballot / vote to save their homes and the people in Lambeth don’t.”

GLA member Sian Berry visiting Central Hill estate, Crystal Palace which Lambeth Labour councillors want to demolish So Lambeth council apparently get to ignore having a ballot of residents on demolishing five - and probably - six of their estates because of what the Mayor of London says? Let's be blunt: This is going to … Continue reading OPINION: “People living on estates in other parts of London will now get the chance to ballot / vote to save their homes and the people in Lambeth don’t.”

CONSULTATION PAPER: THE QUESTIONS

The questions in the consultation paper are as follows: Question 1: Do you agree that the GLA should make resident ballots a funding condition for estate regeneration schemes? Question 2: Do you agree with the proposed criteria that would trigger the requirement for a resident ballot? Why/why not? Question 3: Do you agree with the … Continue reading CONSULTATION PAPER: THE QUESTIONS

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…..

….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…..

“AN AFFRONT TO DEMOCRACY” – Lambeth council’s Labour leader (and 70 others) slam party’s national executive

Lambeth's Labour council leader Cllr Lib Peck - along with 70 other leaders of Labour-controlled councils across the country - have slammed the party's national executive telling them they have "no right or justification to interfere in or influence the legitimate actions of locally elected representatives. "Such actions are not just outside of the party’s … Continue reading “AN AFFRONT TO DEMOCRACY” – Lambeth council’s Labour leader (and 70 others) slam party’s national executive

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