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New homes in Vauxhall bought up by overseas buyers

New report warns: up to four out of five homes in some of the capital’s most high-profile new housing developments have been sold to overseas owners in fresh evidence of London buyers being squeezed out. Schemes examined include Nine Elms, Tower … Continue reading

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UN report – the waste of treating homes as commodities

The report argues that “many governments are too deferential to unregulated markets and have failed to protect the right to adequate housing”. “The “economics of inequality” may be explained in large part by the inequalities of wealth generated by housing … Continue reading

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Are tall towers making you depressed?

“I was struck by how dark, sombre and sad these new urban canyons made me feel,” he says. Ellard, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Waterloo in Canada who studies the impact of places on the brain and body, … Continue reading

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‘Opportunity Area’ experiment – unwanted side effects

“For example, one company in the Vauxhall “opportunity area” – employing 100 “low skill” workers who live close by and work through the night preparing raw fish to supply many West End restaurants – is threatened with yet another tall speculative residential building.” … Continue reading

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Stop HGVs from cutting through our streets

Petition to Stockwell and Oval ward councillors: https://www.change.org/p/stockwell-and-oval-ward-councillors-stop-hgvs-from-cutting-through-our-streets?utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&share_context=signature_receipt&recruiter=68719967

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The Dumont (22 – 29 Albert Embankment)

Luxury tall tower development The Dumont (22 – 29 Albert Embankment) has now been granted planning permission. More details: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-applications/search-planning-applications  

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St George Wharf tower – a tower made of “Gold Bricks”

Gulf state investors intend to ‘buy to leave’ in London according to survey. (You may have to copy and paste this link) https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/jun/20/gulf-investors-buy-to-leave-london-property-survey  

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