Eastend Homes, Calders Wharf & Island Gardens
Eastend Homes Calders Wharf update 20 June 2017
Eastend Homes must be still sorting out loose ends left on St George Estate by Grenfell contractor Rydon. Or dealing with the Aluminium Rainscreen cladding on top of the Office in Aldgate.
Eastend Homes Calders Wharf update 26 May 2017
After a complaint was raised by The Friends of Island Gardens with LBTH about the hoardings that were put by Telford Homes on Calders Wharf site today they received a reply from LBTH Planning Department.
An officer from the Planning Compliance Team has been on site and also written to Telford Homes advising that in the Council’s view the advertising around the site requires planning consent and due to its prominent positioning, particularly on the side that faces the river. It should be removed or blacked out within 28 days.
The Council would need to assess the expediency of taking action should Telford’s choose not to comply.
Community Centre (green roofs on left) on Eastend Homes demolition list
Eastend Homes claim community asset as build for profit plot
Calders Wharf Community Centre was declared an asset of community value by Tower Hamlets Council back in February 12, 2016 yet Eastend Homes Ltd part time CEO Paul Bloss is bleating away in the local press that his organisation own the site. Even have permission to build. Yes EEH have planning permission for 23 luxury flats on the prime riverside site with two affordable homes tucked away somewhere.
They will also build a "community centre" on the site which like all the others they claim to have provided for the local community will be rented out for profit to a commercial nursery school and hall hire will be priced too high for local residents to consider renting.
The Friends of Island Gardens are calling upon Tower Hamlets Council (and the Government if necessary) to investigate possible irregularities in the disposal of what they believe is still publicly owned land; land that should be protected as part of Island Gardens.
Calders Wharf Community Centre was transferred by the Greater London Council to the guardianship of London Borough of Tower Hamlets in 1972.
In 1980 the land was leased for 30 years to a local Tenants’ Association and the community centre was opened. The council currently maintains that the land itself was included in a transfer to the council sponsored housing association, East End Homes in 2006, yet no paperwork supporting this inclusion has been found by the council.
It is seems that any disposal of this public asset by the council would have been covered by the The Greater London (Parks & Open Spaces) Act 1967 and as such, subject to certain conditions, yet again, the council has not been able to produce any paperwork for this.
Recently obtained land registry records dated December 2016 show that a sale of the land took place from Eastend Homes to Telford Homes.
So one may ask are Telford Homes so stupid as to buy the land from Eastend Homes Ltd without proof of ownership.... on going indistinguishable asset from elbow situation developing here it seems.
Eastend Homes Ltd all private development on Westferry Road - again on public land they got for nothing