Category Archives: Essential information

PPCR resident drop in sessions – February 2016

PPCR Associates have been appointed as Central Hill Estate’s Independent Resident Advisors. They held their first drop in sessions with residents during the week of 8th -13th February 2016. PPCR provided the following information to explain their role:     … Continue reading

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In defence of Central Hill

Piece by Architects for Social Housing (ASH) about Central Hill Estate. “There is absolutely no reason to demolish the homes of Central Hill estate, but there are a large number of reasons not to. The first, last and most important … Continue reading

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Update – consultation events CANCELLED and decision DELAYED

It has now been announced by the Resident Engagement Panel (we have heard nothing official from Lambeth) that the consultation events in February 2016 have been cancelled. The only explanation given is that ‘they [Lambeth] are not ready’. We can’t … Continue reading

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Estate wide consultation events announced!

Lambeth have FINALLY announced dates for estate wide consultation. This will be the only opportunity for residents to see the proposed plans for the estate and make comments before Lambeth make their final decision in April 2016. They are currently … Continue reading

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Regeneration update meeting – this Saturday!

Calling all residents, neighbours, interested parties – please make sure you go along to a meeting about the Central Hill regeneration on: Saturday 17th October at 3pm at Christ Church, Gipsy Hill on Highland Road, SE19 1DP. The meeting has … Continue reading

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Deadline for final decision pushed back to December 2015

Residents have received the following letter from Cllr Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Housing – dated 16th July 2015. The letter informs residents that Lambeth Council will now make a final decision on their preferred option for the estate in … Continue reading

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Resident frustration at Lambeth’s divisive tactics – review of the meeting held on 9th June 2015

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Last Tuesday, June 9, Central Hill residents packed into the Lunham Road Day Centre for a fiery meeting with representatives of Lambeth Council – an encounter which turned out to be far more revealing than its organisers had intended. The building … Continue reading

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Is my home included in the regeneration?

Here is a map of the estate and areas subject to Lambeth’s ‘regeneration’. This was provided by Lambeth when the first drop in sessions were organised. Regardless of whether you are a tenant, leaseholder or freeholder, if your home is included … Continue reading

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Cllr Bennett and the mystery of the financial models…

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Residents have consistently told Cllr Bennett that in order to be properly consulted they must be provided with the full facts – this is the ‘co-operative council’ after all, and it’s hardly rocket science that transparency would hopefully encourage residents … Continue reading

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PRP architects – friend or foe?

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In November 2014 Lambeth appointed PRP architects “to develop consultation-led regeneration options” for the Central Hill estate. PRP were quick to shout about this on their website before most residents were even aware their homes were at risk: http://www.prparchitects.co.uk/press/news/2014/lb-lambeth-appoints-prp-for-central-hill-estate-regeneration-in-gipsy-hill.html The … Continue reading

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