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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Aylesbury CPO Inquiry - Extra Time

Aylesbury CPO Inquiry - Extra Time

The Aylesury CPO Inquiry resumed back at the Den on Tuesday, but by the end...

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Aylesbury CPO Inquiry - Into the Lion's Den

Aylesbury CPO Inquiry - Into the Lion's Den

The Public Inquiry into the Aylesbury Compulsory Purchase Order was adjourned on Friday (until 12th...

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Aylesbury Applications Approved

Aylesbury Applications Approved

Southwark council battoned down the hatches at their Tooley Street headquarters last Thursday, in preparation...

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Aylesbury redevelopment - decision day

Aylesbury redevelopment - decision day

The planning applications for the redevelopment of the Aylesbury estate are to be considered by...

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Manifesto for the destruction of council estates

Manifesto for the destruction of council estates

The prestigious Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published a policy paper that proposes...

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Stand up for more social housing (at 80% market rent)

Stand up for more social housing (at 80% market rent)

“Let’s all of us stand up for more social housing” was the call to arms...

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Peabody's philanthropic glass towers - 0% social housing

Peabody's philanthropic glass towers - 0% social housing

Peabody Housing Association has finally submitted a Planning application for its long-awaited Borough Triangle development...

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Council Housing - going up or coming down?

Council Housing - going up or coming down?

Just before Christmas Southwark Council issued a press release, accompanied by a lovely map entitled...

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Council sells council homes to build new ('social and private') 'council' homes

Council sells council homes to build new ('social and private') 'council' homes

We wrote in October about the council’s plan to earmark a number of its housing...

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Southwark fails to deliver

Southwark fails to deliver

The Heygate viability assessment saga took a new turn last week. Southwark Council failed to...

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Aylesbury estate planning applications - 934 social rented homes to be lost

Aylesbury estate planning applications - 934 social rented homes to be lost

After waiting over a month for them to be ‘validated’ by the council, the planning...

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Southwark's gamekeepers turned poachers

Southwark's gamekeepers turned poachers

Last week’s international property fair MIPIM wasn’t just for developers and councils, it was also...

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MIPIM, Southwark and its 11000 new 'private and social' council homes

MIPIM, Southwark and its 11000 new 'private and social' council homes

The MIPIM Jamboree last week attracted much protest and media comment, including articles in the...

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Southwark gets its reward

Southwark gets its reward

Southwark prides itself on being a ‘developer friendly’ borough. It has been endorsed by Lend...

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Let's talk about... Peter's promises

Let's talk about... Peter's promises

Southwark Council leader Peter John has pledged that the 11,000 new council homes to be...

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Elephant Traders - not in the pink

Elephant Traders - not in the pink

We blogged on 12th July about Social Life, a social enterprise based on the Pullens...

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Setting the record straight

Setting the record straight

Southwark Council has had its feathers ruffled by both the Guardian and the BBC lately....

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Notting Hill Housing Trust - Quids in with Boris

Notting Hill Housing Trust - Quids in with Boris

Notting Hill Housing Trust is an important provider of housing in Southwark, both ‘affordable’ and...

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mind the (Elephantine) gap

mind the (Elephantine) gap

A £64m funding gap for the infrastructure improvements of the Elephant & Castle regeneration has...

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Southwark's mysterious estate renewal zone

Southwark's mysterious estate renewal zone

Our search to identify mystery Objector 1301 - who is lobbying for subsidies to knock...

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PRS - (Private Rip-off Sector)

PRS - (Private Rip-off Sector)

Delancey has been very shy about telling us what rents it will be charging for...

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Where there's bronze there's brass

Where there's bronze there's brass

Just when we thought the Heygate pyramid had set the limits on misconceived artistic collaborations...

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London Assembly investigates refurbishment vs demolition

London Assembly investigates refurbishment vs demolition

Last Friday saw the second meeting of the London Assembly’s investigation into the refurbishment and...

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Aylesbury estate - 42 more residents face Compulsory Purchase

Aylesbury estate - 42 more residents face Compulsory Purchase

In China homeowners who stand in the way of new developments can refuse compensation if...

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Notting Hill no social Housing Trust

Notting Hill no social Housing Trust

One of the most characterful development sites within the the Elephant and Castle Opportunity Area...

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Aylesbury leaseholder fights 'incestuous' valuations

Aylesbury leaseholder fights 'incestuous' valuations

As reported in our previous blog post, this week saw a second Aylesbury leaseholder fighting...

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Another Aylesbury leaseholder goes to lands tribunal

Another Aylesbury leaseholder goes to lands tribunal

As mentioned in our previous blog post, this week will see a second Aylesbury estate...

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Southwark's rogue landlords - enforcement or endorsement?

Southwark's rogue landlords - enforcement or endorsement?

We have written briefly before about the Aylesbury estate leaseholders subjected to CPO proceedings and...

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