Tenants Meeting, 30 April 2019

The next meeting of Kennington Park Estate Tenants’ & Residents’ Association is on Tuesday 30 April. Please note that all our meetings will be on Tuesdays in future. There will be a presentation by representatives of Berkeley Homes, the property development company which is developing the Gas Holder site.  

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Oval Gasholder Site Masterplan Amendments

The masterplan for the Oval and Kennington Development Area (OAKDA) site has been amended. A briefing on these amendments can be found here. The developers, Berkeley Homes, have provided the following information: “We are now writing to update you on our consultation timeline, following our last email in December 2015. We are pleased to tell you that we have now completed a summary of the consultation responses, as well as a report which outlines the key changes to be made in response to the consultation. We will let you know once these two documents are published on www.oakda.co.uk. Next, we are moving our focus to complete the masterplan so we can finalise the amendments from the consultation. We are working closely with Lambeth Council to get this completed and envisage the following timetable for the next few months:   April 2016 Publication of the ‘Statement of Community Involvement’ and ‘Amendments to the …

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Oval Gasholder Listed

Good News! Our big gasholder has been granted Grade II listed status. The gasholder is an important part of the Oval and Kennington Development Area (OAKDA), for which Lambeth Council and Berkeley Homes are currently working up the development masterplan. This is what the BBC News website says:   The Victorian gasholder that looms over the Oval cricket ground in south London has been granted Grade II status. The wrought-iron structure in Kennington was the largest gasholder in the world when it was built in 1847. Gasholder No. 1 was rebuilt in 1877-79, just before the first Test match in England was played at the Oval in 1880. The historical, architectural and technical background of the gasholder and its importance to the landscape led to it being granted protected status. ‘Iconic backdrop’ Emily Gee, head of designation at government heritage agency Historic England, which recommended the structure for listing, said …

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Oval Gasholders masterplan consultation

Lambeth Council and Berkeley Homes are consulting on the draft masterplan for the Oval and Kennington Development Area (OAKDA), also known as the Gasholders site. Their website is at www.oakda.co.uk. The draft masterplan proposals can be found here (www.oakda.co.uk/master-plan) As well as the presentation evenings detailed on the leaflet below, a special consultation is being organised for residents of Kennington Park Estate in the Community Centre at 7pm on Thursday 12 November. ********************************** UPDATE: a further consultation meeting for KPE residents will be held on Saturday 5 December at 1 pm in the Community Centre. Tell your neighbours! Come along!  

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Newsletter July 2015 – next TA meeting 15 July

Kennington Park Estate Tenants’ Association News JULY 2015 ******************************************* Join us at the next KPETA meeting at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 15 July 2015 at the Kennington Park Estate Community Centre Come at 6.30 pm for refreshments and chat. TA officers will be there to discuss individual problems/issues  The agenda for this meeting and the minutes of the last meeting are here   ******************************************* Are you experiencing damp, condensation or mould growth? If your flat is affected by damp, condensation and/or mould, do come to the TA meeting on 15 July and tell us about it.  We want to assess the extent of the problem so we can discuss possible remedies with our housing managers.  If you’re not attending the TA meeting, you can email your information about damp, condensation and mould to kpetamail@gmail.com. The TA is seeking technical advice and information in order to gain some understanding of the causes …

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Roadworks, roadworks – all around us! And then they’re going to tunnel underneath …..

Kennington Park Estate is currently an island of tranquillity surrounded by traffic chaos and lots of traffic cones, heavy machinery and people in hard hats and hi-vis jackets. Whether that tranquillity will last when tunnelling for the Northern Line Extension starts, or if Hyde’s redevelopment of the Community Centre site goes ahead, remains to be seen.   The Northern Line Extension   A shaft and head house are being constructed at Kennington Green. The work here has just started and it is anticipated that it will be a worksite for at least three years. Lots of information can be found here http://www.tfl.gov.uk/northern-line-extension.   Oval Triangle Transport for London is making a lot of changes to the roads, junctions, traffic lights, crossings and cycle superhighways all round the Oval Triangle, Harleyford Street, Kennington Park Road and Kennington Road.   The roadworks here are likely to last a year… More information at: …

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What’s happening to the Oval Gasworks?

Oval and Kennington Development Area Masterplan – Update Feb 2015 The latest information from OAKDA is available on their website  at http://www.oakda.co.uk/   Feedback from the consultations held 0n 29 and 31 January The findings from their social sustainability assessment on the area Key findings from a range of background technical studies can be found here: Oval and Kennington Development Area – February 2015 Exhibition Boards OAKDA February 2015 Exhibition Board Download and there is a questionnaire here: Oval and Kennington Development Area – February 2015 Exhibition Feedback Form  ***************************************************** Goodbye Gasworks! Hello ……..? The world famous Oval Gasworks have been decommissioned and the site is now open for redevelopment. This is generating a lot of interest including news items on the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30405066. Lambeth Council and Berkeley Homes are drawing up a Masterplan for the area, which includes the four Gas Holders, Tescos and its car park, Montford Place, the Beefeater Distillery, Big …

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