Category Archives: House building

Westminster Fairer Housing Conference- April 11th

Date: April 11th 2017, 7pm-10pm (doors from 6.30pm) Venue: Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, W2 5ES, (near Royal Oak tube). Speakers include: Karen Buck MP, Westminster North Tom Copley AM, Labour GLA Housing Spokesperson Joanna Kennedy, former Chief Executive of … Continue reading

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Karen Buck MP calls on Westminster Council to give answers on long-delayed Church Street regeneration

Karen Buck MP has written to Barbara Brownlee, Director of Housing at Westminster Council asking for answers to a series of questions on age long-delayed Church Street regeneration plans, that have so far delivered no new homes since the plans … Continue reading

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Labour calls for Council action to protect Westminster residents from damage from EU withdrawal

Westminster’s Labour Councillors are calling on the City Council to protect residents from the negative impact of withdrawal from the European Union following the result of the EU referendum. Nearly 70% of Westminster residents voted in favour of remaining in … Continue reading

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Maida Vale Labour Councillor Rita Begum seeks answers on Lanark Road project

Councillor Rita Begum has been taking up residents’ concerns about the Lanark Road project and seeking answers to many of the unanswered questions on this project which aims to rebuild the existing community facilities with housing above. At the Westminster … Continue reading

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A double whammy for social housing in Westminster

A recent report by the respected housing charity Shelter has identified that under the Conservative Government’s plans to sell off high value council homes would mean Westminster has to sell off a massive 76.3% of its much needed council homes … Continue reading

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Westminster Conservatives prefer to take cash rather than build new affordable homes in the West End

Westminster Conservatives have accepted a £24 million contribution to the Council’s Affordable Housing Fund from the Berkeley Group in return for allowing Berkeley not to include 22 affordable homes in their development of 202 new apartments at 190 The Strand, … Continue reading

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Labour calls for more ambition in Westminster Council’s housing plans

Westminster Labour Group has called for Westminster Council to be more ambitious in its plans to provide new social and genuinely affordable housing. In its response to Westminster Council’s draft 5 year Housing Strategy, Labour Councillors have published a wide … Continue reading

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