Save Cressingham Gardens

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Save Cressingham Gardens!

STOPthe demolition & rebuilding of Cressingham Gardens, the leafy and green estate on Brockwell Park.

Lambeth Council is considering the partial/full demolition and rebuild of Cressingham Gardens instead of simply repairing it.To fund the demolition and rebuild, they will bebuilding extra new flatsand homes on the estate that will be sold to raise cash for the council.This will destroy the existing vibrant community and affect every user of the beautiful Brockwell Park.


Just some of the impacts if the council's proposal goes ahead:


1.A community destroyed. The current community is a mix of families, elderly people, social tenants, creatives and highly respected professionals. The effectiveness and vibrancy of the community is reflected in such activities as the edible gardens, a regular newsletter and other events such as day trips to the beach. If demolished, tenants will be relocated, many of which are elderly and have lived for many years on the estate, and leaseholders evicted under "Compulsory Purchase Orders," resulting in many being pushed off the property ladder.


2.Blight of Brockwell Park.The new building on this site will effect the views from the meadows within Brockwell Park and/or the green leafy spaces within the estate.


3. More flats =increase in crime. Cressingham Gardens has currently one of the lowest crime rates in the borough.


4.Architecture destroyed. Cressingham Gardens was designed by Edward "Ted" Hollamby, a highly influential architect. He was a "champion of modern low-rise estates responsive to topography and local conditions". Please come and visit the estate to see how well designed it is, how it fits so well with the Brockwell Park so that it is almost invisible under the tree line and the staggered building heights and green areas provide a highly livable, almost 'village' like urban community in the middle of London.


Please sign this petition to stop the council from demolishing the beautiful leafy Cressingham Gardens estate.


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Great blog articles about Cressingham Gardens:

http://www.singleaspect.org.uk/?p=15635

http://municipaldreams.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/cressingham-gardens-lambeth-2/

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  • Thomas Denhof
    Dec 02, 2017
    Dec 02, 2017
    No demolition of functioning council estates! Stop the private profiteers!
  • Charlie ward
    Charlie ward United Kingdom, Southampton
    Sep 21, 2017
    Sep 21, 2017
    This is criminal! Respect humanity of these individuals, home is sanctuary, especially to the elderly, this is a great community. This is injustice, against the basic human rights of residents. All in the name of PROFIT!! I've witnessed this happen too many times. Where appeals were lodged against Lambeth. Where appeals were upheld, but still work went ahead (sadly) after the homes were demolished. The BUILDING work never began!!! It's still a heap of rubble & waste ground !!!
    5 years on!! (It's called land banking!) nobody's home, or life, or peace of mind should be undermined or STOLEN & USED as COLATORAL damage by property developers & LAMBETH !!
  • Aylla Macphail
    Aylla Macphail United Kingdom, Lambeth
    Jul 18, 2017
    Jul 18, 2017
    I think this is a disgraceful move, solely motivated by financial gain. Particularly as people who own their properties are being offered so little for their properties that they would have to move far away from the area and even then not ever be able to home themselves to the same standard they currently have. The destruction of a positive, close community that cannot be replaced is unforgiveable.
  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shaw United States, Fort Bragg
    Jun 02, 2017
    Jun 02, 2017
    I lived in Cressingham Gardens for years. It is a beautiful place. It is an outrage to propose to demolish it.
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