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Herne Hill tenants welcome council improvement order

The London Renters Union (LRU) has welcomed Lambeth council’s announcement that it will serve an improvement notice to compel the landlord of Dorchester Court...
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Brixton Hill flats sell fast

A property company says that it recently sold half the 14 flats in a Brixton Hill development in a single week. The sales are further...
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Brixton MP urges councillors to reject ‘overbearing’ Pope’s Road tower

Local MP Helen Hayes has joined English Heritage and the Brixton Society in their continued opposition to plans for a 20-storey tower on Pope’s...
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The battle for Brixton: ‘Skyline versus people’

Plans for a 20-storey office block on Pope’s Road would be massive change in the heart of Brixton, and campaigners for and against the...
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Brixton Society and English Heritage maintain opposition to Pope’s Road tower

Lambeth council officers last night (22 October) once again gave backing to plans for a 20-storey office block tower on Pope’s Road in central...
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Pope’s Road tower ‘a white elephant of excessive size’

The Brixton Society’s objections to the second revision of plans for the proposed 20-storey office tower on Pope’s Road in central Brixton are detailed...
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Plans to Demolish Lambeth Hospital

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) plan to demolish the existing Lambeth Hospital site and apply for planning permission to build a...
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Plans for 218 flats on Shakespeare Road waste site

A property developer has approached Lambeth council over plans to build 218 flats on the controversial Norris waste processing site on Shakespeare Road between...
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Council puts off Pope’s Road tower decision

Lambeth council last night deferred a decision on an application by the Amsterdam-based company AG Hondo Pope’s Road BV for a 20-storey office block...
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Council officers back Pope’s Road tower

Lambeth council officers are recommending that plans for a 20-storey office block on Pope’s Road in central Brixton be approved. Construction of the office and...
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Brixton tower: planning applicant does not own the site

AG Hondo Popes Road BV, the Amsterdam-based company seeking planning permission for a 19-storey tower on Popes Road in central Brixton, does not own...
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More new offices for Brixton

The Shakespeare Business Centre off Coldharbour Lane at the Loughborough Junction end is to be restored and rebranded as “Coldharbour Works”. Despite concerns that the...

Homes for Lambeth chair to step down

Richard Reynolds, chair of Homes for Lambeth (HFL), the council’s wholly owned commercial subsidiary intended to build, develop and manage property, is to step...
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Council drops controversial homeless policy before court challenge

Lambeth council has reversed a controversial policy on housing for homeless people shortly before it was due to be challenged in court. The move...
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Olive Morris House demolition starts Monday

People living near Olive Morris House on Brixton Hill, the former council offices, have been invited to online consultations on its demolition after the...
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‘Progress’ on Duke of Edinburgh ahead of licensing hearing

“Significant progress” has been made in the dispute over a licence application by the Duke of Edinburgh pub on Ferndale Road, according to licence...

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Black Cultural Archives quits government body over race report

The Black Cultural Archives (BCA), based in Brixton’s Windrush Square, has quit a government working party on the Windrush scandal over the report of...
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Rent campaigners demand ‘no evictions’ pledge

Local campaigners organised by the Labour party pressure group Momentum protested outside the Westminster offices of a major corporate landlord yesterday (10 April). They were...
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Spotlight on Brixton advertising school graduates

Brixton Finishing School, the scheme to diversify entry-level talent in advertising and media, has launched a new initiative – the #BrixtonRising campaign. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of...

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Windrush charity fund offers grants

A charity fund to aid members of the Windrush Generation is now accepting applications for grants of up to £25,000 from community and grassroots...
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Help the Platform Cafe bounce back

The Platform Cafe in Loughborough Junction is halfway through its crowdfunding campaign to refurbish the cafe as part of Mayor of London’s Back to...
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Wilhelmina, the Brixton buzzard

Virgin Radio’s Eddy's Good News, hosted by Herne Hill resident Eddy Temple-Morris, reports that eagle-eyed residents of Poets Corner spotted a juvenile buzzard that...

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