Sunday, 13 September 2020
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
In 2018 the Council admitted that the Kennington Lane site was in a “poor state of repair.” ...
“In terms of Value for Money this solution compares favourably with the alternative options for providing a new Archive at Kennington Lane for which the estimated cost was around £15M.”
Lambeth is now looking at “other development opportunities” for Kennington Lane. ...
Friday, 4 September 2020
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Murderer back behind bars for sex offences on children as young as two ANGLIA CRIME Saturday 22 August 2020, 11:42am
Thursday, 20 August 2020
Kennington Park, at the other end of Brixton Road, is often overlooked, but loves walking round and learning its history
The Prince of Wales pub in Kennington is a great little traditional boozer, always full of interesting people, locals, MPs and boules players.
Because their secret weapon is pétanque in Cleaver Square. They’ll set you up with plastic pint glasses and you can drink and ‘plink’ at will.
WHERE: CLEAVER SQUARE, KENNINGTON, SE11 4EA
Monday, 17 August 2020
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
The Tankard, Kennington
Coronavirus update: Open as usual with Covid-secure measures in place
Formerly a Grand Union venue, this great pub on the corner of Kennington Road and Brook Drive by Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park now belongs to the expanding Draft House craft beer chain. They have a good range of strange and wonderful brews, as well as hearty food to match (snacks include Foot Long Pork Scratchings, Jalapeno Mac ‘n’ Cheese Balls and even Veggie Scotch Egg, as well as the likes of Beer Battered Cod, Chicken Schnitzel and Veggie Burgers). Draft House decided to regift the pub its original, Victorian era name – The Tankard – and it has has an awesome roof terrace with picnic benches and pergolas.
111 Kennington Road SE11 6SF; 020 7582 6685; drafthouse.co.uk
The geographically accurate London Underground map that shows exactly where each station and line is
Friday, 7 August 2020
This feature was prompted by a poster on our Brixton forum asking people to identify where in Ruskin Park the above photo was taken.
Some quick work by posters identified the location as actually being in nearby Kennington Park (see pic below).
Seeing as they’re wearing identical outfits, it seems likely that it was shot on the same day.
Saturday, 1 August 2020
London Underground confirms new Piccadilly line trains will still go ahead despite TfL’s financial woes
Sunday, 12 July 2020
Tuesday, 7 July 2020
Dr Bike is offering free bike repairs in Brixton and Lambeth through July and August 2020 – full details here
12:00PM – 3:00PM
Lambeth Kennington Oval
4:00PM – 7:00PM
Lambeth Kennington Oval
Thursday, 2 July 2020
COVID-19 LEGISLATION SEES MAJOR ROAD CHANGES INCLUDING CAR FREE JUNCTIONS, NEW CYCLE LANES AND TRAFFIC BANS OUTSIDE SCHOOLS
Saturday, 27 June 2020
Green fingered staff and students at Archbishop Tenison’s school by The Oval cricket ground get hands dirty in community planting session
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Kennington Park, SE11
Monday, 22 June 2020
- The applicant aspires to deliver 3,000 homes across a portfolio of 7 sites in London, i.e. they are building in bulk. However Montford Place is the smallest and most sensitive site in the portfolio. Building in bulk is not appropriate here and even with this very tall proposed scheme the site remains insignificant in terms of providing homes for Londoners.
- The Independent Expert’s report identifies numerous instances of harm that would result from the proposed development. This harm includes instances of substantial harm. NPPF para 194 says that any harm to the significance of a designated heritage asset from development within its setting requires clear and convincing justification, which has not been provided; furthermore, the heritage assets include grade II and grade II* listed buildings, for which NPPF paras 194 (a) and (b) require exceptional and wholly exceptional justification, so the justification is all the more insufficient.
- The site is within Kennington Conservation Area (CA), which has London-wide significance and is noted for its smart terraced housing. If permitted, this development would be roughly double the height of any other building in the entire CA. This would set an extremely unfortunate precedent which would conflict with the very reason for the designation of the CA and could result in erosion of its fundamental character as the Council will be less able to resist tall developments within it.
- Contrary to paras 184 and 185 of the NPPF, the proposal fails to preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the CA, as the development would neither make a positive contribution nor leave it unharmed.
- The circumstances, relevant policies, and legal framework are wholly different at this site when compared to the consented Oval Gas Works and Tesco Kennington sites (the "Berkeley” sites). Unlike the Berkeley sites, this site is surrounded on three sides by nationally listed buildings and one locally listed building, and is within the CA. The Berkeley sites are providing 1,300 housing units; this proposal would provide just 139.
- It may be argued that the Berkeley developments harm the same heritage assets as the proposed development would. However, this is no justification to substantially increase the harm by allowing this present application to proceed.
- The application documents confirm that the site has a value of £5.6 million if developed in line with existing policy. Therefore there is no justification in viability terms to inflict the proposed harm.
- We do not believe the proposed development would meet the statutory tests as set out in case law (South Lakeland DC, Bath Society, Barnwell Manor and Forge Field cases), as detailed in the Independent Expert’s report.
- Therefore, and to quote from the Independent’s Expert’s report, we respectfully request that Lambeth Council reject this harmful scheme and encourage a much lower scale development that respects the quality and character of the Kennington Conservation Area, respects the scale of the existing surrounding buildings, and minimises the harm to the numerous heritage assets that surround this site.