Category Archives: Housing

A Chance To Be Bold, Innovative and Conserve Green Space Missed

In June 2017 I attended the Brockley Society one day (free) conference on Conservation and Innovation to mark 50 years of the Civic Amenities Act. The 1967 Civic Amenities Act was set out to protect buildings of special historic and architectural interest, and to prevent the aggressive demolition that was taking place at the time. This is poignant as in

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We Need Bold & Innovative Action To Solve The Housing Crisis

Time and time again we see developments rising up across Lewisham that do not have the homes that our community so desperately needs. We see greedy developers building homes that young people growing up here could never afford. The New Bermondsey development was approved despite having just 2.5% of the homes at an affordable rent. That’s just not acceptable. In

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Three Lewisham Buildings – Cladding To Be Removed 

Cladding is to be removed from three buildings in Lewisham. ​Lewisham Council and Lewisham Homes have ordered the removal of cladding from three buildings in Lewisham following advice from the London Fire Brigade. The two buildings in New Cross Ward are: 1–48 Hatfield Close, SE14 49–96 Hatfield Close, SE14 The third building is in Telegraph Hill Ward: Gerrard House, SE14

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Grenfell Tower – Life Is Too Precious – Update Relating to Lewisham

Many of us are shocked and horrified by the scenes we saw at Grenfell Tower, and my thoughts are with all involved, those whose lives have been cut short,  injured, unaccounted for, their families, friends and community. We have seen how so many have rallied in support from the community and further afield. I visited my friend who lives next

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