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Lambeth Council Responds to Judicial Review Ruling on Cressingham Gardens Consultation

Following a judicial review hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, a judge has upheld a challenge to Lambeth Council. Mrs Justice Elisabeth Laing DBE found that the Council was wrong to remove three out of five alternative proposals, originally put forward for redeveloping Cressingham Gardens, without seeking residents’ views. The Council had explained that … Continue reading

Illegal tobacco warning in Brixton as sniffer dogs demonstrate their skills

Public Health and Trading Standards officials are warning of the dangers of illegal tobacco – and demonstrating how those who sell it are caught. Sniffer dogs were out on the street in Brixton on Tuesday, showing off their skills in identifying illegal and potentially deadly tobacco. The roadshow is part of the Keep It Out … Continue reading

Brixton meat trader guilty of ‘Smoke Goat’ charges

A Brixton based butcher,  Hassan Mohammed  of the KM Meat Shop in Electric Avenue has pleaded guilty to several charges after meat carcasses, unfit for human consumption were found at his shop. Earlier this year, council officers, investigating flooding to food shops in Electric Avenue found three  meat carcasses in a cold store at the … Continue reading

Deal reached on TfL funding cap for Garden Bridge

Lambeth council and the Garden Bridge Trust (GBT) have reached an agreement on the public funding contribution from TfL towards the construction of the Garden Bridge. The agreement limits TfL’s contribution to the construction of the Bridge to £10 million rather than the original £30 million contribution. The decision means that the negotiations for the … Continue reading

Latest plans to provide more and better homes on Lambeth estates

Lambeth councillors are to discuss plans to redevelop two estates and deliver almost 300 additional homes to help ease the borough’s housing crisis. The council has presented proposals for a partial redevelopment of the Knight’s Walk estate which would see 15 homes retained and 18 demolished, to be replaced by 82 new homes. A proposed … Continue reading

Oval and Kennington Development Area Consultation

People have the chance to give their views on a draft masterplan for the Oval and Kennington area which has the potential to become the biggest single redevelopment in Lambeth. The decommissioning of the Oval Gas Works presents a range of options for the area, much of which is designated as a Key Industry and … Continue reading

Planners say West Norwood Cinema ready to roll

West Norwood’s new four screen cinema and library complex moved a step closer this week after approval by Lambeth Council’s planning committee. The cinema, bar and café  will be run by Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd in the Old Nettlefold Hall and Library building, and leased from Lambeth Council. Cllr Jane Edbrooke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: … Continue reading

Library services in Lambeth protected from the cuts

Lambeth council’s Cabinet meeting last night approved the Culture 2020 report which plots the way forward for libraries, parks, the arts and sports in the borough in the face of deep budget cuts. A lively discussion around the challenges, issues and concerns was held at Dunraven School in Leigham Court Road, Streatham in front of … Continue reading

New homes taking shape on Akerman Road, Lambeth

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 … Continue reading

“Homes for Lambeth”: Lambeth’s SPV to build more and better homes

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 … Continue reading


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