We had planned to use tonights meeting to present to you the regeneration scenario which would be recommended to the Council's Cabinet on the 9th November. However, we are still looking at the different scenarios and representations received from residents and neighbours of Knight's Walk.
As a result, we are not yet in a position to announce the recommended scenario. This evening's advertised meeting will therefore be an exhibition only of the scenarios that are being evaluated. Officers will be on hand to answer questions and record comments. I apologise for the late notice of this change, but I hope that you can understand that we need to take our time to get the recommendation correct.
I do apologise for this and a further event is being arranged, and details will be sent shortly.
Last night the Council’s Cabinet met to discuss the proposed redevelopment of the estate and the Cabinet has agreed to the estate would be partially redeveloped. This means that:
- Wimborne House will be retained and improved.
- The low-rise blocks (Broadstone, Swanage, Sturminster, Verwood, Osmington) will be redeveloped to re-provide all the existing homes and deliver additional new homes The Council will now start to work up detailed plans on the redevelopment of the estate.
Work has started to provide nine new homes at social rent through the restoration of two Victorian terraced houses and building three brand new PassivHaus homes in Brixton. The £1.9m scheme at Akerman Road, Lambeth will be the first new build council housing delivered directly by Lambeth council for ten years. The project is being funded partially through Section 106 money that comes from planning developments.Read more
Lambeth Council is to go ahead with an innovative plan to set up a new company to address the failure of the private housing market so that Lambeth can build more homes for local families.
Lambeth’s Cabinet tonight [Mon, 12 October] agreed the proposal to establish “Homes for Lambeth”, a 100% council-owned and run company that will help meet the election pledge to build 1,000 extra homes for council rent.Read more
The latest newsletter for Cressingham has been published.Read more
Following on from the recent exhibition and newsletter the Council Cabinet papers about the proposed redevelopment of the South Lambeth Estate have been published. You can read them by clicking here.
For clarity the recommendations are:
- Wimborne House retained and improved.
- The 5 low rise blocks to (namely Broadstone, Sturminster, Swanage, Verwood and Osmington) will all be redeveloped and replaced with new and additional homes.
- Existing residents will have priority for the new homes, and all Council tenants will be offered a new home on the estate which meets their housing need.
Today Lambeth council will publish ambitious plans to set up Homes for Lambeth – a company that would be 100% owned and run by the council – allowing us to tackle the housing crisis head on by building more of the homes that our residents so desperately need.Read more
Over the past 9 months, feasibility work has been undertaken by the Council, supported by architects Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE), to consider regeneration options for South Lambeth Estate. Over that time period, the Council has been in contact with 164 households on the estate and we would like to say thank you to all those residents who have contributed to this process.Read more
Last Saturday we organised a study trip that took residents of Westbury Estate to visit four different estates across London that have undergone regeneration.Read more
Yesterday we held an exhibition and public meeting at the Cinema Museum next to Knight's Walk to discuss how plans are progressing for potential new homes at Knight's Walk. We repeated the exhibition in the residents' room on Cotton Garden.
We showed the scenarios currently being considered, and those which will not progressed and why. We also listened to a new option that the Knight's Walk Group Residents Association has asked to be considered, produced by their advisers, Architects for Social Housing, ASH.Read more