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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…..

MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEW ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS – AS BRICK BY BRICK SCHEME AGAIN CRITICISED BY NORWOOD SOCIETY

MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEW ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS - AS BRICK BY BRICK SCHEME AGAIN CRITICISED BY NORWOOD SOCIETY Any council planning decision which is not made in an independent, reasoned and transparent manner would be open to legal challenge, says Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. His comment came in a reply … Continue reading MAYOR OF LONDON'S VIEW ON LEGAL CHALLENGES TO COUNCIL PLANNING DECISIONS – AS BRICK BY BRICK SCHEME AGAIN CRITICISED BY NORWOOD SOCIETY

MAYOR OF LONDON PETITIONED OVER CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DEMOLITION: "LAMBETH SHOULD PROVIDE ENERGY AND CARBON FIGURES"

MAYOR OF LONDON PETITIONED OVER CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DEMOLITION: "LAMBETH SHOULD PROVIDE ENERGY AND CARBON FIGURES" A new petition to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan calling on Lambeth council to produce energy and carbon assessment figures for the six estates they want to demolish has been launched on the change.org website. The petition - … Continue reading MAYOR OF LONDON PETITIONED OVER CENTRAL HILL ESTATE DEMOLITION: "LAMBETH SHOULD PROVIDE ENERGY AND CARBON FIGURES"

MP KEPT IN COMMONS CHAMBER FOR FIVE HOURS DURING TERROR ATTACK

MP KEPT IN COMMONS CHAMBER FOR FIVE HOURS DURING TERROR ATTACK Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes was among many MPs "locked in" the House of Commons chamber during yesterday's terror attack at Westminster. In a statement Helen said: "I had just voted and was sitting in the House of Commons Chamber close to … Continue reading MP KEPT IN COMMONS CHAMBER FOR FIVE HOURS DURING TERROR ATTACK

MAYOR'S 'GOOD PRACTICE' GUIDE ON ESTATE REGENERATION READS LIKE A MANUAL FOR COUNCIL DEMOLITION – SIAN BERRY

MAYOR'S 'GOOD PRACTICE' GUIDE ON ESTATE REGENERATION READS LIKE A MANUAL FOR COUNCIL DEMOLITION - SIAN BERRY A 'good practice guide' on estate regeneration issued by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan reads like a manual for council demolition, says Greater London assembly member Sian Berry. In his foreword to the consultation document Mayor Khan says: … Continue reading MAYOR'S 'GOOD PRACTICE' GUIDE ON ESTATE REGENERATION READS LIKE A MANUAL FOR COUNCIL DEMOLITION – SIAN BERRY