Westbury Estate Newsletter 24

The Development Management Team have published Newsletter #24 for Westbury Estate and it is available to read here.

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The Development Management Team have published Newsletter #24 for Westbury Estate and it is available to read here.

Inside this issue:

Coming Up in July

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Coffee & Cake Every Friday | 3-5pm No.7 Fovant Court

make:good will continue to hold their informal drop in sessions every Friday afternoon for residents, starting from May 4th

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Council Drop In Every Tuesday | 4-6pm No.7 Fovant Court

Pop by No. 7 Fovant Court every Tuesday afternoon to talk to Lambeth officers about any questions or concerns you may have.

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Tai Chi 27.07.18 | 3-5pm No.7 Fovant Court

Combining relaxation and exercise we will be trying out beginners Tai Chi in the No. 7 garden. No previous experience is needed, please wear comfy clothes and flat shoes. Let us know if you are coming by calling 0800 0720 265

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REP Meeting 01.08.18 | 6:30 – 8:30pm No.7 Fovant Court

REP Meeting sharing project updates, including information on housing costs and Leaseholder valuations. These sessions are open to all residents of Westbury Estate.

LAMBETH UPDATE.- JUNE 2018

St James are now gearing up to start work on Block C2, where the existing garages are; and Block E, by the bus stop in front of Durrington Tower and residents should see activity on site in July.
Over the past month the council has removed a number of trees in order to clear the site for construction and St James has been undertaking further site investigation work to confirm, amongst other things, what materials need to be removed from the ground before they start work.

For the rebuilding of the later phases, we are expecting to start the Reserved Matters applications (detailed design work for planning approval) in Spring 2019.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH PHASE 2 & PHASE 3

Following Lambeth Planning Committee’s resolution to grant outline planning permission on the 20th March we are expecting this outline planning permission, including approval of the S106 agreement, to be formally granted in July 2018 once the legal agreement has been agreed and signed.

As noted last  month, this outline permission set the maximum number of new homes, the height  of new buildings and their position in relation to surrounding buildings. There  will be further applications before anything is built called Reserved Matters  applications. These are used to agree the material, flat plans, landscaping and  parking etc. We are expecting to start design work for the Reserved Matters  applications around April 2019.

ACTIVITIES IN NO.7

Over the last month we have had two fantastic resident led sessions in No.7. Rolanda made a delicious, and healthy, chilli which went down very well. A great tip was swapping to brown rice which has much more nutritional value and tastes good as well.

Following the success of her last session Maxine led another flower arranging workshop using plastic seedling pots of which we had an abundance. The results were great and this popular activity will certainly make a reappearance over the coming months. It is so relaxing and the great thing about flowers is they all go together no matter which combination you use.
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UPDATE FROM ST JAMES

In June 2018, the following site investigation works were completed on the Phase 1 site and in the surrounding areas:

·       Monitoring of ground investigation positions

·       Structural survey of existing garage structures

·       Slit trenches / trial holes to determine exact location of below ground services on Westbury Green

The site hoarding is still planned for July/August, with the exact date to be confirmed depending on findings from the investigation works as noted above. The hoarding layout plan has been issued to London Borough of Lambeth for approval.  At the same time, our designers are working through detailed design coordination.
All concerns in relation to Phase 1 should be addressed to Lambeth for the time being. When St James start on site, appropriate emergency contact details will be provided.

Forthcoming Estate Works:

The following site investigation works are to follow:

·       Slit trenches / trial holes to determine exact location of below ground services on Wandsworth Road footpath

·       Trial hole to confirm foundations to 438 Wandsworth Road

The following Early Site works will be completed adjacent to Westbury Green by Utility Companies independent of set up of the site hoarding:

·       British Gas : Gas pipe diversion (end July – August)

·       Thames Water : Water main diversion (July)

We are still awaiting dates for the following works:

·       Works to the existing foul sewer diversion

·       Stand pipe installation for temporary water supply


WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

April: St James to prepare to start works

July: St James start construction Phase 1 (Block C2 & E)

Autumn 2018: Lambeth start talking to residents about the reserved matters applications for the overall masterplan

Autumn 2018: Residents discuss Lambeth’s Interior Specification

Summer 2019: Phase 1 completes and residents start moving in

Summer 2019: Additional phases start on site

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Westbury Estate Housing Management

Lambeth Housing Management

PO Box 41091

London, SW2 1XZ

Telephone: 020 7926 6000

Email: HMcentralarea@lambeth.gov.uk

 

COUNCIL DROP-IN: Every Tuesday, No. 7 Fovant Court, 4-6pm

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the plans and how they will affect you, residents can come and speak to Andre and the Lambeth team at the weekly council drop in sessions.

You can also call, email or visit the website using the details below to find out more or to arrange a home visit.

Andre Gordon:
Project Officer Housing
& Regeneration

T: 020 7926 9306
AGordon2@lambeth.gov.uk
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INDICATIVE TIMELINE 

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TIMETABLE JULY 2018

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>YOUR INDEPENDENT ADVISORS

Now that the plans for the Westbury Estate have been approved, the pace of the regeneration will increase and it’s even more important that residents receive the support they need, and that the Council ensures that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

During July, we will be back on the estate talking to residents.  We are asking the Council to talk to residents about the tenure mix in the new development and explain issues around viability in a way that everyone can easily understand, in particular information about the possible sale of homes in future phases.

We are also giving advice to some leaseholders who are currently talking to the Council about selling their homes.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about the regeneration or need any advice.

Howard
Mendick

T: 0208 536 1436

0800 644 6040 (Freephone)

westbury@newmanfrancis.org

www.newmanfrancis.org

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