The latest newsletter for Central Hill Residents has been published - please see below.Read more
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
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.