Another Lambeth estate looks to its future

Written by on March 5, 2016 in Community, Council, Housing, News - Comments Off on Another Lambeth estate looks to its future

central-hill_exhibition-posterLambeth council will today (Saturday 5 March) present plans for another major housing regeneration to the residents of Central Hill Estate in Upper Norwood.

Members of the estate’s resident engagement panel are urging as many people affected as possible to attend this first and subsequent meetings to force the council to address the concerns of the residents on the estate and in the wider community.

Residents have voted overwhelmingly against demolition and for refurbishment, and  Architects 4 Social Housing, invited by the resident engagement panel, and as guests of the vicar of Christ Church in Gipsy Hill, exhibited its own plans for the estate last month.

They propose alternatives to demolition, with infill and build-over options that would increase the housing capacity of the estate by up to 250 homes, generate the funds to refurbish the existing 456 homes, and (most importantly) keep the existing community together.

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Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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