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  • KNIGHTS WALK a year after Grenfell

    It could have been worse – but it’s not good enough! The Council’s original three proposals for the architecturally significant 273 homes on the Knights Walk Estate were: a) Demolish  b) Demolish and c) Demolish.  Alternatives suggested by residents in 2015 which would have increased the number of social rented homes,  were misrepresented and then […]

  • CENTRAL HILL a year after Grenfell

    In March 2017 Lambeth Council Cabinet voted to demolish the Central Hill estate near Crystal Palace. The decision was taken despite 79% of residents opposing the demolition. If you visit the estate you understand why. Designed by Rosemary Stjernstedt it is a wonderful example of low rise, high density, council housing, pedestrianised, with integrated green […]

  • Ballots of the Estates

    In February the Mayor of London set out guidelines for estate regeneration, making mandatory ballots of residents a condition of City Hall funding. Labour Party Conference in September 2017 supported ballots of estate residents facing demolition as did the London Labour Party conference and local Vauxhall constituency Labour Party. It’s time that Lambeth’s Progress Labour council show they are listening to residents, that they want to build a culture […]

  • Lambeth housing a year after Grenfell

    Just over a year ago the terrible fire took hold of Grenfell tower. In the days and weeks that followed the story emerged of a council and management that refused to listen to tenant’s complaints and concerns.  A story of threats and intimidation directed at those tenants who raised their voices. A story of flammable cladding put […]