Cressingham Gardens Estate

Lambeth council’s approach to estate regeneration appears superior to many, but has run into formidable resistance from residents in one notable case. The Cressingham Gardens housing estate in Lambeth contains 306 homes and stands right next to Brockwell Park. It was built in the 1960s under the guidance of the late Ted Hollamby, a celebrated… [Continue Reading]

£1.5bn revamp of sink estate reveals ‘social cleansing’ plan

A council stands accused of using a £1.5bn regeneration scheme to cleanse one of Europe’s biggest housing estates of poor families after it emerged that just 79 of the 2,535 new homes on the site will be flats available to rent as social housing. More than 1,200 residents of the Heygate Estate in Walworth, south… [Continue Reading]

Award-winning author claims MP in Tony Blair’s government was part of paedophile ring which infiltrated council-run children’s home

An MP in Tony Blair’s government was part of a paedophile ring which infiltrated a council children’s home where an award winning author was abused in care, it was claimed today. Alex Wheatle, 51, said he was attacked at Shirley Oaks in Surrey, which took youngsters from Lambeth in south London. After moving there as… [Continue Reading]