Want to know what is really going on with Vauxhall Sky Gardens?
We analyse the financial viability of the development and show why there is no reason for the council to accept a reduction in affordable housing (again)
Liberal Democrats in Vauxhall have called on the council to use their power of compulsory purchase to take the site of Vauxhall Sky Gardens off the developers. This comes after the developers applied to remove all affordable housing from the site.
Lib Dem Councillor Peter Truesdale joined with Vauxhall's Labour MP Kate Hoey in calling for a review of safety regulations and tall buildings in the wake of the tragic helicopter crash on January 16th that resulted in the death of the pilot and a pedestrian walking to work. Their concerns were raised in the South London Press on 1st February 2013.
The incident in foggy conditions resulted in the helicopter hitting the jib of the crane attached to the unfinished 40-storey St George Tower and crashing to the ground in Wandsworth Road narrowly missing commuter traffic and the main line railway tracks to Vauxhall and Waterloo.
It has been said that pollution in the air that we breathe accounts for more deaths among Londoners than obesity - around 9% in fact.
Unlike obesity, air quality in the Capital is not given much - well - air-time in the media, yet people cannot easily ration the amount of air they breathe and when exercising for a healthy body outdoors they are likely to ingest higher levels of harmful air-borne pollution than usual. London suffers some of the worst air quality in Europe.
So it is important to know how air quality varies around London and indeed around Lambeth. To that end, Kings College University in Waterloo in Lambeth is conducting studies all over London and elsewhere in the UK.
The Vauxhall Liberal Democrats have launched a petition to get Lambeth Council to have a rethink on transport plans for transport in the VNEB area.
We think current plans are too expensive and will not deliver for people in Lambeth.
Read on for more information or go to our dedicated website www.bettertransportinlambeth.co.uk
Northern Line Extension - what are the alternatives?
When: 7pm-9pm Wednesday 14th November
Where: Montgomery Hall, 58 Kennington Road, SW8
Chair: Caroline Pidgeon
Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group
Organised by: Councillor Ishbel Brown
Liberal Democrat Councillor for Oval Ward