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
As you will know the Council has been consulting with residents about plans to build new Council homes and a community centre on the three pieces of land next to the railway. The final plans were shown in the spring and a planning application will be made shortly. The new homes will be available to Fenwick tenants in the first instance.Read more
We have written up a summary of the fourth workshop held on the 17th September and the first exhibition held on the 19th September, both of which were held by Metropolitan Workshops and make:good.Read more