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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

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

New sculptures unveiled to connect Vauxhall’s future with its past

Vauxhall is changing fast.  New homes, cleaner and greener open spaces, new art galleries and improved transport links are on their way. But the area’s past will not be forgotten.  Vauxhall has always been the heart of London’s leisure scene with the Pleasure Gardens the major London attraction in the 18th century through to today’s … Continue reading

Dancing on Ice Champion and Olympic star to open Streatham Ice Rink

Beth Tweddle MBE, the Dancing on Ice Champion and Olympic medallist will officially open Streatham’s new Ice and Leisure centre on December 10th . Beth will be accompanied by her Dancing on Ice partner, Daniel Whiston and will be running a master class at the new rink. As Britain’s greatest ever-female gymnast, Beth’s impressive achievements … Continue reading

‘We’ve listened and now we will act to improve older people’s housing in Lambeth’ – Cllr Dickson

On Monday 4th November 2013 Lambeth council’s cabinet will discuss ambitious proposals to improve the council’s Sheltered housing stock and raise the standards of older people’s housing in the borough. The new report contains proposals to: Make improvements to up to 17 sheltered housing schemes in Lambeth Retain the Glebe and Carfax Place as Sheltered … Continue reading

Government must make commercial squatting illegal

A letter from Cllr Lib Peck, leader of Lambeth council, Tessa Jowell, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood and Chuka Umunna, MP for Streatham is attached. ‘FAO Chris Grayling MP The letter calls on the government to make commercial squatting illegal, saying; ‘The change in the law last year to criminalise squatting in residential properties … Continue reading

Lambeth ‘bitterly disappointed’ by Pickles ‘calling-in’ Shell centre

The Leader of Lambeth Council, Cllr Lib Peck says the decision to ‘call in’ the redevelopment of the Shell Centre on the south bank is ‘bitterly disappointing’ . Lambeth council granted planning permission for the project in May but it will now be referred to an independent inquiry. Cllr Peck said: “The redevelopment of the … Continue reading

Lambeth Council takes on Government in bid to protect jobs

Lambeth Council has launched a new legal challenge against Government legislation allowing offices in employment generating areas being turned into flats. Judicial Review papers have been filed by the council on the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. They call for Brixton town centre, Streatham town centre and the borough’s key industrial business … Continue reading


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