End of the bus station: Comments by 31 Dec

Two huge towers, bus stops all over the place, no rain cover – some would say: that’s no bus station at all.

Call me cynical, but a consultation on something as controversial as this in the last two weeks of December?

From Helen and Pauline

 “Vauxhall Island Site Planning Application

The planning application by VCI Holdings to develop the island site, has now been submitted to Lambeth with a deadline of 31 December for comments, see below.

https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=P06EE7BO0GI00

REF: 17/05807/EIAFUL

We will be commenting on its implications for the bus station and you may wish to do the same. Continue reading

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Posted in The Vauxhall gyratory

Vauxhall bus station demolition planning meeting

19 December, 7 pm: Support the objectors by attending the planning meeting to approve the demolition of the bus station at Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road SW9 7PH

Posted in The Vauxhall gyratory

Housing crisis? Plenty of empty homes here in Vauxhall!

Short ES video showing that most new homes built at ‘Nine Elms on the Southbank’ are sold overseas and many are empty.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/eight-out-of-10-homes-in-flagship-london-schemes-sold-to-overseas-buyers-a3480766.html

Posted in Vauxhall cluster of tall towers

OAKDA – bigger, higher, denser …

https://www.egi.co.uk/news/berkeley-plans-oval-gas-works-resi-scheme/

Latest Berkeley plan for Oval is a mass of 10 to 18 storey blocks that will wreck Kennington’s character for short term corporate profit.

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Little Oval proposal – on a more human(e) scale

http://dev.createstreets.com/front-page/research/projects/little-oval/

 

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Kennington Park Café 122% rent increase

From: Tweet by Peoples Audit

“Another example of how #Lambeth seem to be incapable of managing budgets-instead of focusing on the big numbers they look at the minutiae and alienate locals in the process @KeaneMJ @defendtheten @lswaffield1

Peoples Audit added,

Jason_Cobb @Jason_Cobb

#Kennington Park Cafe lease being offered by @lambeth_council https://vivavauxhall.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/the-a3-kennington-park-cafe-to-let/ … Previous tenant given 122% rent increase despite 15 years in community and repairing at own cost. @lshtweets doing the dirty work. cc @KateHoeyMP

Posted in Local news

Dispossession – the great labour-party-swindle

Architects for Social Housing questioning Labours commitment to end forced estate ‘regeneration’.

https://architectsforsocialhousing.wordpress.com/2017/12/14/dispossession-the-great-labour-party-swindle-2/

Posted in Lambeth