hang on - wasn't the north peckham estate all replaced years ago? why is it on twitter now?More designer homes from Southwark
They were highlighting the rather unpleasant terraced street of affordable homes @ £450,000 each in the top left.hang on - wasn't the north peckham estate all replaced years ago? why is it on twitter now?
I had the impression from locals around there at the time that the new streets were welcomed and the old estate wasn't popular with its own residents.
I heard this on Radio 4 tonight.Interesting programme looking into RTB. Features Lambeth. Among other things looks at property firms that offer to "help" Council tenants buy there property. Its legal. In Lambeth looked at an estate where these property firms had been leafleting the estate. Many of the tenants are on housing benefit. The "deal" is the property company put up the money to buy the flat and in theory they become tenants of the property company. A housing lawyer told of vulnerable people getting evicted by property companies as the "deal" was not what it seemed. They prey on vulnerable people.
Its a big problem in London. Due to the killing to be made on the high price of the houses.
Whose Right to Buy Is It Anyway?, File on 4 - BBC Radio 4
Property developers are vermin. In the sense that they serve no useful purpose, make things worse and should be eradicated from society.
There's a social housing demo at RIBA on Thursday October 6th
So, Trafalgar Place is not much to look at, lost us council housing and only maintains an exemplary environmental reputation through smoke and mirrors – why has it been nominated for the Stirling Prize?
If the RIBA considers dRMM and Lendlease’s emblem of professional compromise and social violence to be ‘an example for future housing developments’, it is time to respond combatively. To fight back but also forwards. How much more evacuated of meaning – never mind justice – can such a model of ‘place-making’ be? It is astonishing that the architectural profession is happy to serve global corporate developers while ignoring their responsibility for what existed beforehand and the processes which delivered up a convenient tabula rasa.
This article is very informative.
Here is my photographic evidenceI went to the RIBA demonstration on Thursday last week (and have one measley picture on my camera to prove it).
Much better if you want a full account is this: That’s How Grateful We Are: Heygate, Aylesbury & RIBA Stirling Prize 2016
strangely enough the chuggers for St. Mungoes, Shelter etc. have not been seen around Tottenham Court Road/Bloomsbury are since this was reportedAnother quote from report. This is supporting Theresa Mays hard-line on immigration:
EU and other European Economic Area (EEA) nationals are the main targets, as they make up nearly half of London rough sleepers. Migrants from Romania, Poland, and other East European countries are particularly affected.
In May 2016, the Home Office toughened the rules so that European rough sleepers can be arrested for deportation if found sleeping rough on just one night.
Tough policy on migrant rough sleepers was “intensely lobbied” for by Westminster Council, and encouraged by the “Mayor's Rough Sleeping Group”, which included senior charity managers from St Mungo's, Thames Reach, Homeless Link, and also Crisis.1
Rough sleeper deportations are at the cutting edge of Theresa May's “hostile environment” approach where immigration controls are spreading across schools, hospitals, and housing.
The “hostile environment” is based on collaboration. But it can be broken by solidarity and resistance. We are already seeing examples of refusal by some homelessness workers and campaigners; the conclusion gives some ideas for how it could spread.