DENBY COURT

Over 100 council and housing association estates across London are under threat of demolition. Our research shows where they are.

Denby Court

Number of homes under threat: 42

Landlord: Lambeth Council

42 homes have been earmarked for demolition by Lambeth Council at Denby Court in Kennington.

Lambeth proposes to demolish this former sheltered housing block, which is currently being used as temporary accommodation for families on its housing waiting list.

The site also contains a former education facility, which will also be demolished as part of the scheme. Lambeth proposes to build 144 new homes on the site of which it says 50% will be affordable, of which 70% will be ‘council level rent’ and 30% shared ownership.

In January 2021, residents were informed by the Council that they would be moved out imminently to temporary accommodation elsewhere. Residents are resisting the move and lobbying the Council to stay put until they are rehoused permanently in the local area. Many of them have lived in Denby Court for several years. Their plight was covered by the Guardian newspaper in this Jan 2021 article.

In March 2022, Lambeth Council granted itself planning permission for redevelopment of Denby Court. However, this will be subject to Mayoral approval.


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David Smith, May 9th, 2022 09:04

The proposed development has now been granted planning consent by Lambeth Council. Since the development includes high rise towers over 30m (above the London Plan threshold) it will need to be reviewed by the Mayor. The development has significant impacts on daylight for adjacent homes (outside BRE limits), on the adjacent green space (Lambeth Walk Doorstep Green) and obscures a heritage view of Parliament’s Elizabeth Tower each of which appear to conflict with London Plan standards. The local campaign group Save Lambeth Walk (savelambethwalk.org ) are recommending call in by the Mayor and by the Secretary of State.