Reposted from westburyestate.co.uk
Yesterday was the third workshop and training session for the Westbury Estate Regeneration project. The workshop was held in the Amesbury Tower TRA room and was attended by 17 residents and 1 ward councillor. In addition there were also 3 representatives from CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment), one project manager and 2 BEE’s (Built Environment Experts) from which local residents will select one to be their advisor on the project. The CABE representatives have been appointed by Lambeth Council to be independent advisors for the residents of Westbury over the workshop and exhibition series.Read more
Lambeth Council is hosting a free, family friendly community day on Cressingham Gardens on Saturday. There will be food. face painting, a bouncy castle and a prize raffle.Read more
We hope to see you at our third workshop and training session this coming Thursday. Check out the agenda below for what to expect.Read more
A community event was on Saturday 15th August held in the gardens of the Hemans Estate between Hunter and Darlington Houses.Read more
Lambeth council has approved the listing of the Rotunda at Cressingham Gardens as an Asset of Community Value (ACV), following an application by local residents.
The listing is only relevant if the owner of the property decides to sell it – what normally happens is the community group who first nominated the asset, is given notice of the owner’s intention to sell the land. They, and any other community interest group, then have a period of time in which to express their interest in purchasing the building, and then try to raise funds in order to have a chance to bid.
The inclusion of a building or land on the ACV list may be a relevant consideration if a planning application is made in to redevelop or change of use of the building/land. In its role as the local planning authority, Lambeth council may take into consideration the ACV listing.Read more
Thank you for attending the community event on Saturday the 15th August. Local residents met with councillors (Alex Bigham and Imogen Walker) along with regeneration officers from the council and architects Bell Phillips to discuss proposals to build new affordable housing on the estate.Read more
Lambeth Council will press ahead with proposals to redevelop the Cressingham Gardens estate, providing at least 464 new homes, after senior councillors rejected a call for the decision to be reconsidered.
Lambeth’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee last night decided that the Council’s Cabinet should not be asked to review its decision to opt for the redevelopment of the estate. However, Committee members made a number of recommendations for the Cabinet to consider – including comments on the “Test of Opinion” carried out among residents, and the financial analysis of the regeneration scheme.Read more
The recently elected Hemans Estate TRA (Tenants and Residents' Association) met with Lambeth Council and Bell Phillips Architects to discuss the latest proposals for Hemans Estate.Read more
Lambeth Council’s Cabinet has agreed to redevelop the Cressingham Gardens estate under ambitious plans to provide a new generation of homes for the borough’s residents. The decision allows Lambeth to replace all the 306 homes, many of which are in a poor state of repair, and provide extra properties for council rent on the estate. The redevelopment will provide a minimum of 464 new homes – a net gain of 158 extra homes.Read more
Lambeth Council recently commissioned a Household Needs Survey to help inform the proposals for Hemans Estate.Read more