Keybridge House, Vauxhall: where ‘heritage reaches new heights’ and Lambeth councillors sink to only now new depths

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Lambeth Councillors are expected on Tuesday 7 July to rubber-stamp yet another secret deal struck with commercial developers under the cloak of ‘commercial confidentiality’. The Friends of awt.edu.au Vauxhall Park and Lambeth’s own public consultation body, the Kennington Oval & Vauxhall Forum, object, saying that they were not consulted during the five months that Lambeth Council […]

‘On yer bike!’, London community groups tell Nine Elms ‘consultation’

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The Vauxhall Society has joined The Battersea Society in backing the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies in pointing out ‘significant gaps and shortcomings’ in the bana-uk.com proposals for public spaces (‘public realm’) in the Nine Elms glass canyon on the south bank of the Thames. The proposals come from ‘The Blob’, the nickname for […]

Vauxhall Cross ‘consultation': ‘Trust us, we’re Transport for London’

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The Vauxhall Society is always nagging people to respond to this or that consultation document from Lambeth Council or Transport for London. But a growing number of people are beginning to doubt that it’s worth the effort. ‘Could there be tampering with the replies?’ asks one correspondent of TfL’s alleged findings of a TfL survey […]

2,000 signatures say ‘don’t mess with Vauxhall Bus Station’

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The Save Vauxhall Bus Station Campaign petition has topped the 2,000-signature mark, and still more people are adding their names. It is now impossible for Lambeth Council and its property-development partner Transport for London (TfL), to continue claiming public support for the outright demolition of Vauxhall Bus Station as part of wow)) their plan to make […]

‘Say something nice about Lambeth Council for a change’

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That’s the challenge from a Vauxhall Society member, who says it’s ‘boring’ to read repeated criticisms of Lambeth’s property-development ambitions. The short answer is ‘Boring to read? Try writing the pfizer cialis cheap stuff’. The Vauxhall Society objects to few development proposals, perhaps less than one in 20, and even then it’s often at the behest of a […]

Information Commissioner orders Lambeth to come clean on secret Kennington Park, Kennington Green and Vauxhall developer deals

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The Government’s Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) has ruled against Lambeth Council’s refusal to divulge correspondence on the secret deals it does with property developers. The ruling, logged on the Kennington Oval & Vauxhall Forum website, shows that ICO has thrown out Lambeth’s plea of commercial confidentiality and http://rachelsagermosaics.com/online-pharmacies the ‘unreasonable’ cost of complying with a Freedom […]

Judge Sycamore and the Friends of Durning Library’s hellish Tree of Heaven 

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There hasn’t been such a to-do about trees around here since the national press caught on to the Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens support of Lambeth Council’s chopping down  of mulberry trees on http://musicandmemory.org/cheap-levitra-india the historic  site to http://lichvaalstereo.co.za/canadian-pharmacy make way for £300,000-worth of bana-uk.com black concrete columns. The tangled tale of the Friends of Durning Library and their logjam […]

The Blob: Now it blobs up in Oval and Kennington

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Your well-known local property developer Lambeth Council is recommended site this August to ask itself for the go-ahead to redevelop the lucrative gasometer site next to the Kia Oval. This Lambeth will do in cahoots with a private developer, Berkeley, that via deals with the likes of Lambeth, leapfrogs the normal planning system. Berkeley assumes some of […]