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Hackney development gets shut down by council

Hackney development gets shut down by council

A development in Leswin Place, Stoke Newington, has been stopped by Hackney council because it is in breach of planning permission. Hackney Council issued a 28-day temporary Stop Notice to the developer on September 26, after receiving complaints by locals. A council spokesperson said: “This will be followed by an…

£74 a week Lewisham box room sparks criticism among students

£74 a week Lewisham box room sparks criticism among students

An advertisement for a ‘box room’ for rent for £74 a week in Lewisham  has been removed from a housing site, having sparked criticism among Twitter users and students.  The single room, based on Elverson Road, was advertised on www.spareroom.co.uk, a housing website popular among students and young professionals , and included…

Housing demonstrators call on public to join them

Housing demonstrators call on public to join them

A Tower Hamlets pressure group will lead a demonstration outside the town hall this evening, to draw attention to the plight of private tenants in the borough. Tower Hamlets Renters will be protesting to put pressure on the council, in the hope that the local authority will take action against…

Decaying Stoke Newington garage on sale for £359,950

Decaying Stoke Newington garage on sale for £359,950

A single story garage in Hackney has gone on the property market for just under £360,000 this week. The building, which is located in Springdale Mews, Stoke Newington, is no more than 32ft deep by 20ft wide with an internal area of 640sqft, and is noticeably run-down and damaged. Yet Courtneys…

Croydon to build hundreds of affordable homes till 2019

Croydon to build hundreds of affordable homes till 2019

Work has started on 821 affordable homes in the Borough of Croydon. This is London’s second biggest affordable housing project this year. The Croydon New Build Program has started fixing and refurbishing 50 empty homes which will go into use as affordable housing. The homes are to be completed and…

Hackney Council proposes to take back council homes

Hackney Council proposes to take back council homes

Hackney Council is proposing to take back the management of council homes in a move that has been welcomed by Hackney Council Leaseholders. ‘Hackney Homes’ was set up in 2006 as a not for profit organisation to manage council housing stock and deliver the ‘Decent Homes’ Programme of improvements to…

Croydon Council moves away from controversial bed and breakfasts

Croydon Council moves away from controversial bed and breakfasts

  Croydon Council has announced plans to provide alternative short-term accommodation for homeless people living in controversial bed and breakfasts following the purchase of 189 flats in Thornton Heath. The council estimates it will save upwards of £2 million over the duration of the leases. Sycamore House and Concorde House –…

Hackney Mayor fears the Crossrail 2 may rise housing prices

Hackney Mayor fears the Crossrail 2 may rise housing prices

Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, has welcomed plans for Crossrail 2 but raised concerns that the development of the tube line may push house prices up in the borough. Plans are well underway for the underground tube line between south-west and north-east London, which will link Hackney to central London…

Councils criticise Boris Johnson’s plans for 80,000 new homes in ELL boroughs as “too high”

Councils criticise Boris Johnson’s plans for 80,000 new homes in ELL boroughs as “too high”

Doubts have been raised over plans to build more than 80,000 homes in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Lewisham and Croydon over the next 10 years. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, set the target for ELL’s four boroughs in an amendment to his London Plan for 2015 to 2025 – but…

‘Invisible house’ to be built on site of disused garages

‘Invisible house’ to be built on site of disused garages

London’s first “invisible house” is to be built in Brockley, replacing two disused garages. Lewisham Council has granted planning permission for the building in Manor Avenue, which will use mirrors to help the house to blend in with the leafy surroundings.  It will also have a rooftop terrace overlooking the…