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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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‘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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