Category Archives: Vauxhall cluster of tall towers

LAMBETH APPLICATION 17/04741: BUS STATION

“PROFOUND APOLOGIES For personal reasons Helen and I have been unable to get this out to you earlier and the closing date for comments is 31 November. However, Jeff Holt, The Planning Officer in charge, told Kate Hoey recently “ … Continue reading

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Vauxhall Island (& bus station) proposal

http://vxisland.co.uk/ No idea whether this is the latest version, because there has been another exhibition since with an amended proposal that sees a land swap between TfL and the developer: half the bus station for a service lane on the … Continue reading

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Pseudo public open space in Nine Elms (and elsewhere) – what are our rights?

“As things stand, corporate authority over who can and can’t access open spaces in the capital is only set to grow. Nearly all of the city’s ongoing major redevelopment projects, from the mammoth Nine Elms neighbourhood in Battersea to new construction in Elephant … Continue reading

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Vauxhall & Kennington website

Community website with interesting information re Vauxhall and Kennington http://www.vauxhallandkennington.org.uk/ History of the VNEB Opportunity Area (now known as Nine Elms at the Southbank) http://www.vauxhallandkennington.org.uk/vneb-background.html

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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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