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Knights Walk Newsletter #2

 The second newsletter by the Development Management Team has been produced for Knights Walk and is available to read here.

The Development Management Team has produced newsletter #2 for Knights Walk and you can read it here.

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What's happening on Knight’s Walk:

In order to provide more and better homes in the area, Lambeth are planning to redevelop part of Knight’s Walk. Because we want to produce a design which you, the residents, are happy with, we will be doing all we can to ensure that you are:

informed about what is happening, involved in the process, so that you can; influence what happens next.

Inside this issue:

You will read about the visit to St Oswalds, the Housing Design Principles event and the latest Knight’s Walk Resident Engagement Panel Meeting.

Coming up in June and July:


Notices from Lambeth: A Demolition Notice

In June, the 18 homes directly affected by the redevelopment will receive what is called a Demolition Notice. It is a legal requirement to send this to you now, however demolition is unlikely to begin before 2019.

Resident Event: Estate Walkabout 20th June 2016 

Some residents have agreed to take us on a walkabout around the estate to help us understand the area from their perspective and think about how people move in and around the estate. We delivered invites to all residents on 13th June so please come along to have your say. We are meeting at the postbox on Kennington Lane at 6pm.

We will continue conversations about how the estate fits into the wider area at the Stakeholders Meeting on 21st July, 6.30pm in Pedlars Acres Hall.  RSVP here.

Things you will see: Site Surveys

Earlier this week you might have noticed workmen on the estate. They have begun a topographical survey, looking at the lay of the land. There will be a team on site for the next few weeks capturing the site details to enable the design team to generate the development drawings. 

Knight's Walk Activities: Design Meeting #2 04/07/16

Having started to define areas which residents can influence through this process, we would like to continue to develop a residents brief focusing on:

- Types of open space

- Entrances to new homes and buildings

- Connections to surrounding areas

RSVP here.


Visit to St Oswald’s Place - 22nd May 2016


Some Knight’s Walk residents visited St Oswalds- recently completed new homes in Lambeth. This project is not developed by the Tibbalds Campbell Rieth Development Management Team but Catherine, Resident Engagement Lead for Knight’s Walk, joined residents on the visit to get their feedback on what they did/did not like about the scheme.

Things residents liked were:

  • the building was built from brick
  • the quality of some of the workmanship
  • the size of the balcony (although only one flat had a balcony which concerned residents

Things residents did not like were:

  • shared kitchen and living space
  • the kitchen and bathroom fittings felt a bit clinical
  • not all the rooms were square and might be awkward to put furniture in (this was because of the shape of the site)
  • not all the homes had a private outdoor space and this is important to residents

Catherine collected feedback from residents to share with the design team; when designing, it is just as useful to know the things that people do not want to see, as it is to know those that they do, so this feedback will help inform the designs for Knight’s Walk.

Housing Design Principles Event - 1st June 2016

Soon you will receive a booklet containing Lambeth’s Housing Design Principles which were first shared at the event on 1st June.

Catherine, Douglas, Sarah and other members of the DMT were there to talk to residents and surrounding neighbours about their priorities and concerns.

Some key things we heard from residents were:

  • Important to have private outdoor space (this is one of the design principles that Lambeth is committing to)
  • Some residents prefer separate kitchen and living space but the kitchens need to be big enough for a table and chairs
  • Wanting to know how communal gardens will be maintained properly

Some key things we heard from neighbours were:

  • Concern over height and how the new homes will fit in with the surrounding buildings
  • Wanting to make sure that the new open spaces connect into the surrounding areas

It will be really useful to think about these last two points a bit more on our estate walkabout on 20th June.

George from make:good made a Spiced Apple Cake for this event. Many of you asked for the recipe, so here it is!

George's Spiced Apple Cake



  • 12oz Bramley apples. 
  • 4oz butter
  • 10oz plain flour
  • 1 ½ tbsp baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • ½ whole nutmeg grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3oz golden caster sugar
  • 6oz milk

Pecan topping:

  • 2oz pecan nuts chopped
  • 3oz self-raising flour
  • 3oz demerara 
  • sugar
  • 1 tsp ground 
  • cinnamon
  • 1oz soft butter
  • 1 tbsp water

Preheat oven to gas mark 5/ 190°C, 9 inch spring-form cake tin

Chop apples into ½inch cubes. Place the butter in saucepan, melt on low heat. Sieve flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and grated, nutmeg into a bowl. Separately, mix eggs, sugar, milk and melted butter together. Now sift the flour mixture again on top of the egg mixture and fold it in using as few a folds as possible. Do not over mix, lumpy is good. Fold in the chopped apple. Spoon mixture into the tin, levelling off the surface.

Add flour, sugar, and cinnamon and rub the butter in with your fingertips until crumbly. Sprinkle nuts and cold water, press mixture together. Spoon on to the cake. Bake for 1 ¼ hours until it feels springy in the centre.

Resident Engagement Panel - 6th June 2016


At the last meeting it was agreed that the we would start writing a Residents’ Brief for Knight’s Walk therefore we talked through the types of design features that residents will be able to influence, the things they will be able to choose and the things that are determined mainly by policy. By putting all of these features against time we could begin to focus our conversations on the information the architects and other designers need from residents at this stage which includes:

  • The types of open space
  • Entrances to new homes and buildings
  • Connections to surrounding areas

Residents then used photographs of entrances to homes, outside spaces and buildings to begin to talk about what they would or would not like to see on Knight’s Walk and why.

This was the start of a very useful conversation and we hope to continue working in this way at the next meeting on the 4th July.

Estimated Timeline

Each newsletter will include this timeline with an indication of where we are in the process. 


We look forward to continuing to work with residents at the next Resident Engagement Panel Meeting on the 4th July. RSVP here.