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

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)

BAH, HUMBUG! – TWO Cllr Matthew Bennett asks for ‘More’ to help Homes for Lambeth – but is it £5 million or £10 million?…..

Lambeth council's 'new homes' supremo Cllr Matthew Bennett is asking for MORE this Christmas - Millions of pounds more for the highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme. He 's asking for £10 million more - or possibly £5 million more (it's not quite clear) - in the "delegated decision" he issued on Friday on the … Continue reading BAH, HUMBUG! – TWO Cllr Matthew Bennett asks for ‘More’ to help Homes for Lambeth – but is it £5 million or £10 million?…..

LAMBETH COUNCIL DEBATES LGBT+ INCLUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND EDUCATION

At their latest full meeting  Lambeth council debated the following motion: LGBT+ inclusive education This council notes that LGBT+ inclusive relationships education and relationships and sex education is crucial to the development of young LGBT+ people, and in creating a more tolerant and open society. Council notes the homophobic protests against inclusive education at Anderton … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL DEBATES LGBT+ INCLUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND EDUCATION

HOMES FOR LAMBETH SUPREMO BENNETT GETS A BATTERING (much of it from other Labour councillors)

Homes for Lambeth supremo Cllr Matthew Bennett took an absolute battering - much of it from other Labour councillors - at Thursday night's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee. The committee voted for a whole series of recommendations aimed at scrutinising what is going on within the highly controversial Homes for Lambeth scheme … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH SUPREMO BENNETT GETS A BATTERING (much of it from other Labour councillors)

FROM THE GALLERY: “HOW WE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE DOESN’T CHANGE THE MARKET. “IT WILL ENABLE US TO TURN OUR POLITICAL WILL INTO REALITY” – Bennett

Cllr Matthew Bennett walked into Thursday night's meeting of Lambeth council's overview and scrutiny committee seemingly unaware someone had completely re-written the script for the evening. A report by officers on the highly controversial 'Homes for Lambeth' scheme to members of the committee asked them to 'note' the report before them and make recommendations. And … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: “HOW WE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE DOESN’T CHANGE THE MARKET. “IT WILL ENABLE US TO TURN OUR POLITICAL WILL INTO REALITY” – Bennett

FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

The identity of the first site on Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace to be developed - despite no ballot on demolishing the estate having been carried out - has been revealed by Cllr Bennett. Telling the overview and scrutiny committee: "We are completely committed to all of these large schemes" he said there would … Continue reading FIRST SITE ON CENTRAL HILL TO BE DEVELOPED ANNOUNCED- NO BALLOT ON DEMOLITION, CLLR BENNETT? (There’s only 63 homes empty on the estate at the moment)

“COUNCIL HAS REFUSED US AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS” Tenants chief tells committee his wife had to visit A and E three times with lung inflammation

Tenants leader Shemi Leira told how his wife has had to visit accident and emergency on three occasions after being diagnosed with a lung infection which caused acute breathing difficulties caused by "perennial exposure to construction elements." Shemi, who chairs the tenants and residents association on the Westbury estate - another of the six council … Continue reading “COUNCIL HAS REFUSED US AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS” Tenants chief tells committee his wife had to visit A and E three times with lung inflammation

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

HOMES FOR LAMBETH “BUSINESS PLAN” – CLLR ELLIOTT’S QUESTIONS TO CABINET MEMBER FOR NEW HOMES:

Green party Cllr Pete Elliott (Gipsy Hill) posed a long list of questions on the Homes for Lambeth business plan at Monday afternoon's cabinet meeting to Cllr Matthew Bennett (Lab, Gipsy Hill) who is Lambeth's cabinet member for planning, investment and new homes:  Question The business plan provides no visibility of the anticipated outcomes of … Continue reading HOMES FOR LAMBETH “BUSINESS PLAN” – CLLR ELLIOTT’S QUESTIONS TO CABINET MEMBER FOR NEW HOMES: