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Camberwell 1937

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Camberwell.

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The redevelopment of the Neate Street clearance area scheme is still the
subject of consideration by the London County Council. That authority has,
however, notified the Council that they are prepared to convey part of this area
north of Neate Street to the Council. The Public Health Committee at their
meeting on June 4th, 1937, decided that they were disposed to recommend the
Council to agree to the London County Council's offer but asked for an estimate of
the cost to be furnished which is not yet to hand.
I am not in possession of any information relating to the present position
concerning the Sandgate Street areas.
It might also be of interest to furnish the following contemporary activities
of the London County Council in Camberwell, excluding development schemes,
so that a complete picture may be presented of the slum clearance operations in
the area from the beginning of 1934.


Description of Area.Date of Declaration.No. of Dwelling Houses.No. of persons displaced or to be displaced.Position at November 30th, 1937.
Levant Street27/2/34182968Building operations in progress.
Nigel Buildings19/6/344 Blocks contain-57 tenements.257Clearance Order. Site cleared, but not redeveloped.
Rill Street9/4/3565262 (anticipated)Clearance and demolition proceeding and building operations in progress.
Garden Street19/11/3528139Site cleared. Building operations in progress.
Herring Street19/11/3532166Clearance operations proceeding.
Sumner Road19/11/352931,198Area cleared. Building operations in progress.
Juniper Place24/11/3641212Public Local Inquiry to be held—20/12/37.
Albany Road23/2/37 No. 1 Area.26120Part of area to be conveyed to Borough Council as an open space—remainder of site to be redeveloped for rehousing purposes.
Sultan Terrace2/3/37161839Clearance Order made.
Boathouse Walk30/7/3725110Clearance Order not yet made. Cleared site to be conveyed to Borough Council for open space purposes.