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Central Hill residents to have their say on the future of their estate

Residents of the Central Hill estate will get the chance to have their say on the future of their estate over the coming weeks. After working with residents for the last 12 months and analysing all the alternatives available, Lambeth Council officers have recommended that full rebuilding of Central Hill is the only practical way … Continue reading

Lambeth to review public meetings following disruptive behaviour

Following several incidents of disruptive, abusive and intimidating behaviour at public council meetings, Lambeth council is reviewing how to manage access and security. During the latest incident, councillors and council officers faced aggression from a small number of protestors not only during the meeting but as they left and on their journeys home.  One planning … Continue reading

Potential redevelopment of the Brixton market trader car park

Lambeth council is considering an arrangement that would combine the site currently used as car parking for the market traders (accessed off Canterbury Crescent) with the former pub site next door, currently owned and being developed by May Developments. By combining the two sites we should be able to increase the number of affordable homes, … Continue reading

Lambeth warning on planning changes

In February 2016 the government asked for comments on the implementation of planning changes in England and Wales which will inform the “mechanics” of how measures set out in the Housing and Planning Bill will work. In its formal response, Lambeth Council has raised several areas of concern including: Planning application fees Permission in principle … Continue reading

Cressingham Gardens Redevelopment Approved

Lambeth Council’s Cabinet has approved a recommendation to redevelop the Cressingham Gardens estate, as part of plans to provide more and better homes for the people of the borough. At a meeting on Monday, Councillors decided that “Option 5”, full redevelopment, offered the best alternative for the future of the estate. The decision, which follows … Continue reading

Queens Walk lease

Lambeth council has published the report concerning the variation to the lease on the land at Queens Walk which would be required for the Garden Bridge south landing site. The report outlines the proposed variation to the lease between Lambeth Council and Coin St Community Builders (CSCB)which is required in order for the construction of … 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

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

Rogue landlord ordered to pay over £400k after illegal letting

A landlord has been ordered to pay more than £400k after converting a property into flats without permission. Mr Gilbert Garrick rented the property in Harpenden Road, West Norwood, as flats despite being told that he was breaching planning controls and contravening Lambeth’s planning policies. He eventually pleaded guilty in court and was fined £30,000, … Continue reading

Lambeth council puts Garden Bridge talks on hold over use of public funds

Lambeth council is calling on London Mayor Boris Johnson not to put unjustified Transport for London (TfL) funding worth £30million into the proposed Garden Bridge across the Thames. Since first raising these concerns with the Mayor in June, Boris has been unable to give the reassurances asked for that TFL money will not go into … Continue reading


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