Category Archives: Housing

Churchill Labour Councillors outline their approach to Ebury Bridge Estate regeneration

Churchill Labour Councillors Shamim Talukder and Jason Williams, and Labour Action Team member Andrea Mann, have been continuing their work to support residents on Ebury Bridge Estate, speaking to them about Westminster City Council’s regeneration plans and the need to … Continue reading

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Churchill Labour Councillors request new deadlines for Ebury Bridge consultation

Churchill Ward Labour Councillors Shamim Talukder and Jason Williams have written to Westminster Council’s Conservative Cabinet member for Housing, Councillor Rachael Robathan, to ask for the Ebury Bridge Estate consultation timescale to be extended to allow more residents a say. … Continue reading

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Labour call for empty homes in Victoria to be brought back to use

Westminster Labour Councillors are calling for 60 homes in Castle Lane and Palace Street, Victoria, that have been empty since 2012, to be brought back into use immediately. The empty homes are owned by Land Securities who bought them for £22.5m … Continue reading

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Fury at Ebury Bridge over botched regeneration scandal

The ‘Westminster Extra’ reports: “FURIOUS Ebury Bridge residents demanded answers from councillors this week amid fears they are being “smoked out” of the troubled estate. Around 50 tenants and leaseholders gathered outside nearby Grosvenor Hall in Pimlico as councillors filed … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour calls on the Council to adopt Sadiq Khan’s new housing viability test

Westminster Labour are calling for the council to urgently adopt the recommendations of the Mayor of London’s new Homes for Londoners: Affordable Housing and Viability Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) 2017. The Mayor’s approach requires that new housing developments which fail … Continue reading

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Tower blocks in Westminster: what Labour have been asking on behalf of residents

The horrific events at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington have shocked the country. We have been united in grief and so many have been moved to acts of great generosity and compassion. These events however have underlined deep social divides … Continue reading

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Revealed: 80% of West End residents oppose Westminster Council plans to build tall buildings

A West End Labour survey has today found that residents overwhelmingly oppose plans to build more tall buildings in Westminster. More than 80% of respondents believe that Westminster Council is wrong to want to develop more skyscrapers and tall buildings. Residents cited the following concerns: … Continue reading

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