Westbury Estate Newsletter 27

The Development Management Team have published Newsletter #27 for Westbury Estate and it is available to read here.

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The Development Management Team have published Newsletter #27 for Westbury Estate and it is available to read here.

Inside this issue:

 

COMING UP IN OCTOBER 2018

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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 other Friday afternoon for residents. The next session will be on Friday 19th October.

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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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REP Meeting 31.10.18 | 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.

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Virtual Wildlife Walk 19.10.18 | 3-5pm No.7 Fovant Court

Join us as we explore wildlife all over the globe – from the comfort of Coffee & Cake at No.7! Using Virtual Reality we will be spotting incredible animals amongst the world’s most amazing scenery.

 

LAMBETH UPDATE.- PHASE 2 AND BEYOND

In October the Development Management Team (DMT) will be meeting with Homes for Lambeth (a company wholly owned by Lambeth Council, which will build the new homes) as part of the early build-up to the start of Reserved Matters work in the spring of 2019. This will include checking current assumptions on cost and values and also whether anything has changed in terms of properties that have become vacant. Aside from this, the DMT continue to work with Homes for Lambeth on the delivery of the St James scheme. This is starting later than expected due to finalising the contract and issues with service diversions but we expect a start before the end of the year.

As previously covered, letters will be going out to all home owners on the estate about the proposed compulsory purchase order. The first letter will inform home owners of Lambeth’s intention to progress with the CPO. The second letter will provide home owners with a valuation for their property. Tony Draper CPO Project manager, will be at the next REP meeting on 31st October and will be attending the council drop-in on Tuesday 6th November to discuss the CPO with leaseholders.


COUNCIL DROP-INS AND COFFEE & CAKE

make:good will be scaling back their work on the estate over the next 3 months, with coffee & cake sessions now being fortnightly. The session will run up until December 2018 after which they will no longer be working on Westbury estate. You will be welcome to come to Council Drop-Ins to talk about concerns in an informal setting.

From January, make:good will be scheduling popular activities for Tuesday afternoon sessions at No.7 Fovant Court. Newsletters will continue to be delivered monthly.

This means that the next Coffee and Cake will take place on October 19th and will run every other Friday from 3 to 5pm.


UPDATE FROM ST JAMES: PHASE 1

Utilities Work

We would like to apologise for the on-going inconvenience in which it has taken for to complete the utilities diversion works on the estate. The delay to the works was solely down to Thames Water and we have worked tirelessly to get the works completed as soon as possible. The excavation closest to car park between Allington & Fovant court has now need back filled and the tarmac has been reinstated. The excavation at the entrance of the estate will back filled once the gas contractor has applied the new utilities connection.


Development Agreement

No further works will be undertaken until the Development Agreement is signed and that this is still pending final agreement of all parties. Once the agreement has been signed HFL will hand the land over to St James and they will begin with installing the 3 site hoardings and drainage diversion works.

 

ST JAMES FORTHCOMING ESTATE WORKS

Site Hoardings

We are due to start putting up hoarding around the sites for Block E (site 1) and Block C2(site 2) and the area for the additional play provision (site 3) in front of Durrington Tower at the end of October. This will shortly be followed by the enabling works to get the site ready for our staff, as we seek to install the all the temporary services we need for site welfare so our contractors have a the facilities that they require.

We will then continue with the site investigation works to obtain a definitive outlook on the costings to remove any ground contaminations, which may be found. We hope that as this work will happen beyond the hoarding line it will have minimal impact on residents. The below diagram shows our proposed plan for the hoarding location, however, please note this may change as we finalise the plan over the coming weeks.

As previously addressed, there will be some disruption to parking bays, due to the hoarding of sites 1 & 2.


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SITE PREPARATIONS WORK

Soil Remediation

Following this we will then be starting our soil remediation, this means making the soil clean and ready for work to begin, as we look to remove any contaminates from the ground left behind by the previous buildings that were on this site. This is a very usual step for a project in an urban area where there will have been many different buildings on the site over the centuries.

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

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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TIMELINE

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TIMETABLE

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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.


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Andre Gordon:
Project Officer Housing
& Regeneration

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

 

AUTUMN NEWS FROM YOUR RESIDENT ADVICE SERVICE

Talking to residents is very important. People lead increasingly busy lives and don’t always have time to read newsletters. Also, many residents speak English as a second language, are elderly or vulnerable and need extra support so it’s important that things are clearly explained. As work gets underway on Phase 1 we expect more questions from residents as every resident will have their own individual regeneration journey and experience.

We are also advising several leaseholders as the Council moves forward with its buyback programme. For social tenants we are asking for more detailed information about the living costs in the new homes.

Activities during October:
Wednesday 10 October - outreach on the estate and home visits in the low-rise buildings
Outreach in the Tower Blocks

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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