Block booking at Kennington hotel

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The sun may be going in for people living on the Lambeth Council and City Corporation estates behind the Days Hotel at 54 Kennington Road. The hotel’s owners want to knock down the present building and replace it with three blocks of hotel and serviced apartments, 7, 9 and 22 storeys high. There’s an exhibition […]

Vauxhall Bus Station now in DOUBLE the danger?

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Until last weekend, there were two TfL/Lambeth proposals for rejigging the roundabout at Vauxhall Bridge, each involving the destruction of Vauxhall Bus Station roundabout. Now there are four, all saying the same thing: the Bus Station goes. Signatures on the Save Vauxhall Bus Station online petition are expected to surge. (If you haven’t signed please do […]

Lambeth Council ‘consultation’ and Vauxhall Bus Station:

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‘About as scientific as those adverts for face cream that tell you 87% of 124 women thought the cream made them look younger’ The majority party in Lambeth Council is at great pains to convince residents that its politicians and planners wish to deliver only what residents want. And so they do, provided the residents […]

Save Vauxhall Bus Station campaign: bags you a badge?

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The apolitical Save Vauxhall Bus Station campaign will be trialling a first campaign badge at the Friends of Vauxhall Park Summer Fair in Vauxhall Park (junction of Fentiman and Lambeth Road), this Sunday, 22 June, 2-5pm. The Save Vauxhall Bus Station Campaign is a cross-party grassroots community movement sponsored by The Vauxhall Society (TVS) with […]

Does London need more tall buildings?

New London Architecture debate

There’s an opportunity to have your say about the rash of skyscrapers being thrown up around Vauxhall and the rest of London at a debate on Monday night 2 June kicking off the 2014 London Festival of Architecture.‘The Towers Debate: Does London need more tall buildings? is between 6.30pm and 8pm (doors open 5.40pm) at […]

One Nine Elms: the Wandsworth deal that made Boris Johnson happy for the highest skyscrapers yet to ‘browbeat, shade, congest and wind-tunnel’ Vauxhall

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The Mayor of London (Boris Johnson), Wandsworth Council and the Chinese developer Dalian Wanda have done a luxury hotel property deal at Vauxhall Nine Elms that delivers less than half the promised 900-plus jobs, the BBC reports. The loss of jobs led to Lambeth’s objecting to Dalian Wanda’s plans to redevelop Market Towers on the Wandsworth/Lambeth […]

Still at risk: ‘Vauxhall Bus Station must go!’, says Council leader

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‘The [Vauxhall] bus station will be replaced.’ So says the Deputy Leader of Wandsworth Borough Council, Jonathan Cook, as The Vauxhall Society’s all-party, capital-wide Save Vauxhall Bus Station campaign online petition heads for its 2,000th signature. Contacted by a constituent asking for Wandsworth Council to oppose Lambeth’s ‘extraordinary proposals to demolish Vauxhall Bus Station’, Cllr […]