Lewisham Council has announced that it will not collaborate with the Home Office in enforcing new immigration rules that make rough sleeping a legal ground to cancel or refuse permission to stay in the UK. Full statement from myself and Cllr Kevin Bonavia: https://lewisham.gov.uk/articles/news/lewisham-council-says-no-to-new-immigration-rules.
Tonight at Mayor and Cabinet, I presented a report to build 23 new homes on the site of a former sheltered block. Building for Lewisham, the council's programme to deliver new council and social housing is progressing, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The Somerville site on Wellington Close was home to a former sheltered unit block. The units were not fit for purpose and so work was undertaken to provide better accommodation on the site. The report approved tonight - subject to
I have been made aware of reports that Lewisham Council has been lobbying the Greater London Authority (GLA) for additional homes to be built on Plot 21, a protected wharf within the Convoys Wharf development. These reports are completely inaccurate and do not represent the Council’s position. At no point have we lobbied the GLA to put more units on this site. The reports appear to have originated from a community engagement session held by Hutchinson Property Group on Tuesda
A consultation into changes to the Housing Allocations Policy is now live. The proposals were presented at Mayor and Cabinet on 11th November and approval was given to proceed to public consultation. You can access the consultation here . Web address - https://consultation.lewisham.gov.uk/strategic-housing-and-regulatory-services/https-lewisham-gov-uk-media-lewisham-housingal/ Further details of the proposed changes are provided throughout the consultation and in the Mayor