Heygate profit - north of the facts

Heygate profit - north of the facts

Council leader Peter John has claimed that Southwark Council will be getting “north of £100m”...

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Going nowhere in a hurry

Going nowhere in a hurry

Patrick Duffey, the owner of the Elephant & Castle shopping centre’s bingo hall and bowling...

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Affordable housing loopholes in Old Kent Road plan

Affordable housing loopholes in Old Kent Road plan

Just as Southwark Council embarks on a costly legal battle to evict Aylesbury leaseholders from...

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Elephant Park - a populist narrative

Elephant Park - a populist narrative

Are you a) someone in Southwark in desperate need of a home? or b) a...

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Aylesbury Crowdfunding kicks off to successful start

Aylesbury Crowdfunding kicks off to successful start

Our crowdfunding campaign to help Aylesbury leaseholders resist Southwark’s attempt to overturn their CPO victory...

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Scrutiny fails - Southwark submits grounds of appeal

Scrutiny fails - Southwark submits grounds of appeal

Last Monday evening, Southwark’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee rejected calls for the Council’s decision to...

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CPO legal challenge called in for scrutiny

CPO legal challenge called in for scrutiny

The Aylesbury CPO decision took a further twist this week when Southwark Council’s Overview and...

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Heygate nominated for Stirling Prize

Heygate nominated for Stirling Prize

Trafalgar Place, the first completed phase of the Heygate estate redevelopment has been nominated for...

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Southwark to appeal against lost CPO decision

Southwark to appeal against lost CPO decision

Southwark Council’s shameful response to the government’s refusal to grant it a compulsory purchase order...

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Victory for Aylesbury Leaseholders

Victory for Aylesbury Leaseholders

Leaseholders on the Aylesbury estate have won a great victory in defence of their homes,...

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Opportunity knocks down the Old Kent Road

Opportunity knocks down the Old Kent Road

The first stage towards knocking down the Heygate estate was to call the Elephant &...

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Restricted Access - Elephant Park

Restricted Access - Elephant Park

Lend Lease and Southwark Council have flouted public undertakings not to fence in the centrepiece...

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At fault and unjust - Southwark slammed by Ombudsman

At fault and unjust - Southwark slammed by Ombudsman

The Local Government Ombudsman has delivered a damning verdict on Southwark’s eviction of the last...

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Dulwich Hamlet - unviable but profitable

Dulwich Hamlet - unviable but profitable

Dulwich Hamlet FC is a much-loved Southwark football club with an impressive history. This is...

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No profit for Southwark

No profit for Southwark

“Lend Lease have informed the Council that no overage is forecast at the end of...

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Southwark in bottom 3 boroughs for affordable housing delivery

Southwark in bottom 3 boroughs for affordable housing delivery

Southwark is one of the worst three boroughs in London when it comes to delivery...

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Lendlease says jump - Southwark jumps

Lendlease says jump - Southwark jumps

Southwark Council has bowed to developers’ will and restricted public access to financial viability appraisals...

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Camberwell Chic

Camberwell Chic

With the redevelopment of the nearby Aylesbury and Elmington estates now under full steam, epic...

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Affordable housing - a mirage wrapped in an illusion

Affordable housing - a mirage wrapped in an illusion

Taking its cue from the 35% campaign’s corporate complaint, Southwark News has revealed the reality...

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Completing london's clearances

Completing london's clearances

David Cameron’s announcement that the government will be regenerating 100 council estates across the country,...

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Heygate sell-off: How much are we getting?

Heygate sell-off: How much are we getting?

Local activist Peter Tatchell went head-to-head with Council leader Peter John on a recent BBC...

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CPO powers to be used on shopping centre traders

CPO powers to be used on shopping centre traders

Southwark Council’s Cabinet has said it will be prepared to use Compulsory Purchase powers to...

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Notting Hill comes clean on rents

Notting Hill comes clean on rents

The rents that Aylesbury tenants will have to pay to stay on their newly developed...

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Southwark backs down over 'social' housing definitions

Southwark backs down over 'social' housing definitions

We have been blogging for some time now about developments routinely breaching planning conditions and...

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We're all on the list

We're all on the list

Southwark council is due to discuss progress on its plans to build 11,000 council homes...

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Councillor John promises to reveal all

Councillor John promises to reveal all

Viability assessments, the secret documents that developers use to reduce the amount of affordable housing...

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Completing the masterplan - Shopping centre traders to be booted out

Completing the masterplan - Shopping centre traders to be booted out

Just as the dust settles on the rubble of the Heygate estate, consultation begins on...

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Heygate viability assessment finally revealed

Heygate viability assessment finally revealed

After three years of appeals by Southwark Council and its development partner Lend Lease, Adrian...

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£63m public money to build 274 private homes

£63m public money to build 274 private homes

Tory Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has announced the third round of successful bidders in the...

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