Tag Archives: affordable housing

Even more ‘Nightmare Stories from City West Homes – another 20 more stories and only a change of control at Westminster Council will make a difference

When we launched our first set of 20 ‘Nightmare Stories from City West Homes’ in January 2018 we thought that this would spur Conservative Councillors and City West staff in to action. But all we heard was first, a denial … Continue reading

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Labour launch further report on ’25 More Nightmare stories from City West Homes’

In January 2018, Westminster Labour Group unveiled a dossier of ’20 Nightmare Stories from City West Homes’. The reaction to this from tenants and leaseholders has been overwhelming, with many more ‘nightmare stories’ coming to light from all over Westminster. … Continue reading

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Dolphin Square flats in Pimlico to get new homes, but how many will be affordable?

A recent article in the Evening Standard asks: “Dolphin Square flats in Pimlico to get new homes, but how many will be affordable?” “Despite submitting almost 300 planning documents to the council, Westbrook has declined to say exactly how many … Continue reading

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Westminster Tories let developers off the hook on affordable housing……again!

Westminster Conservatives have once again decided to let developers off providing the required 30% of social housing in a major redevelopment plan in Baker Street. The plans for the redevelopment of an entire block at 15-35 Baker Street, 88-110 George Street … 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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Westminster council under fire as £1 billion regeneration of Queensway may include only four ‘affordable’ homes

        The ‘Evening Standard’ reports: “The much-vaunted £1 billion regeneration of Queensway is shaping up to include almost no “affordable” homes for young Londoners or key workers. In the latest example of a developer wanting to go … Continue reading

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Priced out: blow for Westminster residents as luxury 200-home Paddington development given go ahead with just 32 ‘affordable’ flats

The ‘Evening Standard’ reports: “One of Britain’s biggest property developers has been allowed to flout rules on affordable housing in central London, claiming it can’t afford to build homes for locals and first-time buyers. Despite Westminster council’s policy that all … Continue reading

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