Last month, Lambeth council agreed a significant step forward in plans to deliver 64 new homes at council rent at Westbury estate in Clapham. The project, which will be the first phase of the redevelopment of the Westbury Estate, will see the new homes built by the St James Group on unused Council owned land on the estate just off Wandsworth Road.
Astonishingly, the decision to progress the project was challenged by the opposition Green party, attempting to block the construction of brand new council-rent homes which are desperately needed by local families on the council’s waiting list.
This once again shows how despite all their rhetoric, Lambeth’s Greens have opposed Lambeth Labour’s plans to build brand new council homes for local families. We’re delivering on our ambitious programme of 1000 new homes at council rent, with recent progress including construction starting on 40 brand new council rent homes on disused land on the Fenwick estate, 70 new homes opening at Lollard Street early next year and brand new council homes being completed as part of the ambitious development of Lambeth’s Town Hall.
To tackle the housing crisis, we’re committed to maximising every opportunity to build new homes for the families who need them even over the opposition of the Green Party.