Category Archive: Affordable homes

Battersea Power Station shows its ”commitment to the community” by slashing affordable housing in half

http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/homes-at-battersea-power-station-blow-for-first-time-buyers-as-affordable-housing-target-at-luxury-a111481.html Originally, 636 homes were earmarked by the Battersea Power Station Development Company for first time-buyers and renters unable to afford the mega prices asked for the 4,239 luxury homes on the power station site.… Continue reading

Service charges at Chelsea Bridge Wharf to rise at THREE TIMES the rate of inflation

The author of this blog has just received service charge notification for 2014/15.  The increase works out to 6.33%. ! The current rate of inflation is 2%. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10612209 It seems that Rendall and Rittner… Continue reading

Boris launches redevelopment at Battersea Power Station – don’t mention affordable homes though – there aren’t any

  Topic: Local press not good enough for Boris & Co Forum Home Posted by: John Cameron Date/Time: 05/07/13 22:16:00 VIPs turn out for Battersea Power Station ceremony but Wandsworth Guardian not invited3:00pm… Continue reading

Minutes of Battersea Power Station Community Forum – 28th March 2012

The Met Police have applied for planning permission to use part of the site as parking and briefing facilities for the period 23rd June – 31 August over the Olympics. Concern was expressed by members who would like more detail on what was proposed and what impact that this may have for local residents and business [post meeting note – the planning application can be found on Wandsworth’s website, application numbers 2012/1041, 2012/1043, 2012/1020]

Notes from meeting of Warwick Building residents, L&Q and Berkeley Homes (15th March) finally released! Widespread anger at Berkeley Homes, Consort / Peverel and L&Q

Residents are very concerned and angry about a sudden uplift in their service charges, claiming that it is well above current inflation rate (3.5%). Some residents of advised of a 13% year on year increase in their service charges; others report a 150% increase.

Chelsea Bridge Wharf wins at Land Valuation Tribunal

Chelsea Bridge Wharf, beside the old Battersea Power Station site, is in the process of going for RTM, has won at LVT but Peverel is taking the issue to the Land Tribunal on appeal. It is the usual familiar story. The Tchenguiz’s Fairhold Artemis hoovered up the freehold and bought Peverel, the managing agent, and the fees started escalating.

Latest News on Right to Manage at Chelsea Bridge Wharf

The head lesee of Warwick Building at CBW, London & Quadrant Housing Association, has apparently indicated that they are happy to appoint an alternative managing company chosen by residents (i.e. get rid of Peverel without RTM). A majority of residents from Warwick have signed a document initiating the Right to Manage process and there was a meeting (15th March 2012) with L&Q and residents of Warwick with representation from Peverel / Berkeley to discuss service charge hikes. Residents expect a response from L & Q soon clarifying their position re Right to Manage / change of management company without RTM

QVC building to go – replaced with flats ‘reminiscent of a luxury motor yacht’: no affordable homes

Marco Polo House (QVC building) is to be demolished. A planning application has been submitted which would basically be yuppie flats of a crass and hideous kind, possibly even less appealing than the… Continue reading