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Westbury Estate Newsletter 26

The Development Management Team have published Newsletter #26 for Westbury Estate and it is available to read here.


The Development Management Team have published Newsletter #26 for Westbury Estate and it is available to read here.

Inside this issue:


Coming up in september 18


Coffee & Cake Every Friday | 3-5pm No.7 Fovant Court
make:good will continue to hold their informal drop in sessions every Friday afternoon for residents.



Council Drop In Every Tuesday | 4-6pm No.7 Fovant Court
Pop by No. 7 Fovant Court every Tuesday afternoon to talk to Lambeth officers about any questions or concerns you may have.



REP Meeting 12.09.18 | 6:30 – 8:30pm No.7 Fovant Court
REP Meeting sharing project updates, including information on housing costs and Leaseholder valuations. These sessions are open to all residents of Westbury Estate.



Board Games 14.09.18 | 3-5pm No.7 Fovant Court
Back by popular demand, Edwin from Clapham Library Chess Club will be teaching people chess and accepting the challenge from anybody who wants to try and beat him (he won all the games last time, but it was a lot of fun!)

Lambeth Update

It is still our intention that the St James Phase will be constructed before Lambeth start construction works on Phase 2. As all future phases have outline planning permission we are still planning to start Reserved Matters work in April 2019 so that we can prepare the detailed work needed. In advance of this, we are going to take the opportunity to spend some time reviewing the design, costs, procurement approach etc. at the end of this year so that we can start the Reserved Matters work with more momentum.

Other than this, work on Westbury Phase 2 and 3 is minimal at the moment and we are using our time to assist Homes for Lambeth in the delivery of the St James phase.



In August 2018, the following site investigation works were completed on the Phase 1 site and in the surrounding areas:

-       Archaeological trench (temporarily suspended) See further information in the archaeological section on the following page

The following key Early Site works are ongoing adjacent Westbury Green by Utility Companies, independent of St James’ Phase 1 works

-       SGN (via Forefront Utilities): Gas pipe diversion (August)

-       Thames Water (via Morrison Utility Services): Water main diversion (July-August)

It is noted the water utility works are taking longer than expected. These works are by a contractor called Morrison Utility Services and is managed by Thames Water directly.  Thames Water have reported to St James the works are being completed as quickly as possible.

The bus stop on Wandsworth Road was closed as part of the traffic management plan for the gas diversion works. This was facilitated by SGN’s contractor Forefront Utilities (who are carrying out the gas diversion). They have informed St James that the necessary approvals / licences have been obtained from Lambeth highways and / or Transport for London.

The designers are working through detailed coordination. Planning conditions relating to Tree Protection, Construction Management and Demolition have been discharged by the Lambeth planning department. The discharge of these planning conditions enables St James to commence works relating to demolition and site clearance.

Progressive erection of the site hoarding is planned to start in September, with the exact date to be confirmed.
All queries in relation to Phase 1 should be addressed to Lambeth for the time being. When St James start on site, relevant contact details will be provided.

Information on Archaeological works

Archaeological sampling on the estate was discussed at August’s REP meeting and it was requested that a summary of the information presented would be included in the next newsletter. The sampling has determined archaeological potential. There are two distinct areas of interest across Westbury Estate, which affect the two Phase 1 sites differently:

-       Battersea Channel (affects Site 1)

-       Langley Slit Deposits (affects Site 2)

The following image illustrates the site position within the wider Battersea Channel:


The archaeological potential of the Battersea Channel is the possibility of palaeo-environmental remains within the underlying alluvial deposits.

The archaeological potential of the Langley Silt deposits is the possibility of Palaeolithic remains.

These remains could lead to artefact or ecofact evidence for prehistoric or historic human activity. Stratigraphic sequences could contain evidence of natural and/or anthropogenic changes to the landscape (wetland or dryland).


The following site investigation works are to follow:

-       UXO Ground Probing*. UXO stands for Unexploded Ordnance. Unexploded ordnance investigations are typical for sites in London, which was bombed in the Second World War

Other Early Site works will be:

-       Existing foul sewer diversion (date to be confirmed)

-       Disconnection of Lamp Posts on Site 2 in early September once the hoarding is in place


July: St James start construction Phase 1 (Block C2 & E)

Autumn 2018: Lambeth start talking to residents about the reserved matters applications for the overall masterplan

Autumn 2018: Residents discuss Lambeth’s Interior Specification

Summer 2019: Phase 1 completes and residents start moving in

Summer 2019: Additional phases start on site






Westbury Estate Housing Management

Lambeth Housing Management

PO Box 41091

London, SW2 1XZ

Telephone: 020 7926 6000

Email: [email protected]

COUNCIL DROP-IN: Every Tuesday, No. 7 Fovant Court, 4-6pm

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the plans and how they will affect you, residents can come and speak to Andre and the Lambeth team at the weekly council drop in sessions.

You can also call, email or visit the website using the details below to find out more or to arrange a home visit.

Andre Gordon:
Project Officer Housing
& Regeneration

T: 020 7926 9306
[email protected]




As new things happen, we will be out answering questions from residents this month, and testing whether the Council is providing residents with the support we need.

During August we asked the Council to consider setting out a clear process for leaseholders in the event that agreement over valuations is not reached. For Social Tenants we have also asked the Council for clarification around succession rights in the new homes. We expect information about future living costs in the coming weeks.

Do come to the REP meetings, they are a platform for residents to be heard. Thank you to Alan Mesure and Rolanda Norman-Gay for their hard work, always having the interests of the entire community at heart.

Activities during September:

-       Outreach on the estate and home visits in low-rise buildings

-       19.09.18 (please call us if you’d like a home visit)

-       12.09.18: REP meeting

-       Newman Francis newsletter

Please get in touch if you have any questions about the regeneration or need any advice.


T: 0208 536 1436

0800 644 6040 (Freephone)

[email protected]