CENTRAL HILL DEMOLITION DELAYED – Cabinet to consider plans in January
Lambeth council have delayed discussing plans to demolish the Central Hill estate until January – claiming they need to “carefully consider” the results of a recent ‘consultation’.
A circular from Lambeth claims that “the high-level analysis of the consultation suggests a preference for rebuilding.” (see above)
But the unexpected delay comes as residents living on Cressingham Gardens – another of the six estates which Lambeth council want to demolish – await a High Court judgment on their fate.
In a Facebook post Karen Bennett who chairs Central Hill tenants and residents association, says people living in the Prospect blocks on Central Hill have been more neglected by the council.
“But as the council’s own structural engineers have said, the buildings are structurally sound. “The buildings need renovating and refurbishing….roof repairs, sandblasting, wiring, balcony panel replacement – some need replacement kitchens and bathrooms.
“But there is nothing that can’t be resolved, and that is what both the residents must fight for, and what the council as a landlord must be forced into doing….it is their legal obligation.