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Lendlease: development creeps

 Posted by on 17th November 2017
Nov 172017
Lendlease: development creeps

Lendlease is a global property developer and construction company based in Australia, with 12,000 employees working on four continents (Australia, North America, Europe and Asia). Its main speciality is large-scale “urbanisation” developments, often involving “Public Private Partnerships” (PPPs) with city authorities. In the UK, Lendlease is now in the news as the private partner in Read More…

Nov 072017
Haringey Council boss accused of running borough like her 'personal fiefdom' as she faces leadership challenge

from Evening Standard – 7 November 2017 The setback for one of London’s most prominent town hall leaders came after the Standard revealed that she was being targeted by Left-wing supporters of Jeremy Corbyn plotting a leadership challenge. Phil Rose, spokesman for the Stop HDV campaign, said Mr McNamara’s decision showed how disillusioned Labour members were Read More…

Nov 072017
Haringey councillor Stuart McNamara attacks leader Claire Kober in blistering resignation letter

In his five-page resignation letter cllr Stuart McNamara calls on Claire Kober to go rather than cause any more harm to the borough after slamming her for using “wrecking ball tactics” and a “horrific wasting of money on vanity projects”. Cllr McNamara accused cllr Kober of duping councillors over the size and scale of controversial multi-million Read More…

Nov 072017
Council apologises after mistakenly telling 30 homeowners their houses are going to be knocked down

From the Evening Standard. Local resident Paul Burnham, of Haringey Defend Council Housing, says the mistake has done nothing to allay fears about the side-effects of regeneration schemes. He said: “If you genuinely think you can make a mistake of this size and not have people start questioning your integrity, you will have another thing Read More…

Nov 072017
Why are Labour councils in London being accused of social cleansing?

The Independent – 3 November 2017
This scene is playing itself out in Haringey, where the local council is in the process of transferring hundreds of social rent homes to the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV), owned half by the local authority and half by private developer Lendlease, owned half by the local authority and half by private developer Lendlease – the company responsible for the controversial Heygate estate demolition in Southwark. In protest against the deal, left-wing and anti-HDV candidates have flooded Labour’s application process to stand as councillors in the May 2018 local elections.

Oct 262017
Barrister tells High Court judge Haringey’s £2bn HDV regen plan will have ‘unprecedented’ impact

Campaigners claim the deal is a sell-off which would result in council tenants and lease holders being forced out of their homes. The council states the deal will bring much needed jobs and better housing. A packed courtroom listened as Mr Wolfe, acting for claimant Gordon Peters of the Stop the HDV campaign group, shared Read More…

Oct 262017

Aditya Chakrabortty in The Guardian 25 October 2017 This is what happens when a Labour leadership attacks the very base that keeps it in power. When an ideologue claims she is being a pragmatist, while those lodging pragmatic objections are dismissed as ideologues. Peters and his side don’t come armed with millions. They rely on Read More…

Aug 222017
Social Housing not social cleansing: Demonstrate!

Time to get protesting. Stophdv call demonstration against privatisation of our homes. Saturday 23 September 2017 12.00 noon. Assemble Tottenham Green, (nearest tube Seven Sisters).