Category Archives: Social Housing

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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Labour calls for housing associations to be held to account

At the recent Westminster Fairer Housing Conference, organised by Karen Buck and Westminster Labour group, the deep worries about the behaviour of housing associations in Westminster was the main concern for many attendees, as reported by this article in the … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Affordable Housing, City West Homes, Council housing, Council leaseholders, Council rents, Homeless Families, House building, Housing, Housing Associations, Housing Benefit, Housing Repairs, Intermediate Housing, Private landlords, Private rented housing, Private rents, Social Housing, Social Housing Rent, Temporary accommodation | Leave a comment

Give residents a vote on estate regeneration says Westminster Labour

In 2016 Westminster’s Conservative led Council made a U-turn on its previous commitment to give residents a vote on estate regeneration schemes. Despite a number of schemes successfully persuading residents to go ahead, this commitment was ditched after the Council’s … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, Brunel Estate, City West Homes, Council housing, Regeneration, Social Housing, Warwick Estate, Westbourne Green | 8 Comments

So much for the new broom as Westminster Council continues to accept cheques instead of affordable housing

When Robert Davis was moved from his 17 year chairmanship of the Planning Committee on Westminster City Council, residents hoped the ‘new broom’ Richard Beddoe would firmly insist the local community got a better share out of the development boom. … Continue reading

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Paddington Pole delay welcome but real change is required says Labour

Westminster Labour Councillors have welcomed the announcement of a delay in the Paddington Pole proposals, that Labour first called for in December when the developers first submitted their planning application and Westminster Council sought to push ahead with the application … Continue reading

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Paddington Shard proposals fail to deliver for local people says Westminster Labour Group

The rushed plans for a new mega-tower on the old Royal Mail sorting office site next to Paddington Station fails to deliver for local residents, Westminster Labour Group argues. In its response to the planning application Labour set out a … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Hug, Community facilities, Labour Councillors, Paddington, Paddington Shard, Planning Committee, Planning permission, Public consultation, Regeneration, Royal Mail, Social Housing, St Mary's Hospital, Transport for London, Westminster City Council | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment