Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Camberwell.
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.
LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL. INSANITARY AREAS CLEARANCE SCHEMES.
|Description of Area.||Date of Declaration.||No. of Dwelling Houses.||No. of persons displaced or to be displaced.||Position at November 30th, 1937.|
|Levant Street||27/2/34||182||968||Building operations in progress.|
|Nigel Buildings||19/6/34||4 Blocks contain-57 tenements.||257||Clearance Order. Site cleared, but not redeveloped.|
|Rill Street||9/4/35||65||262 (anticipated)||Clearance and demolition proceeding and building operations in progress.|
|Garden Street||19/11/35||28||139||Site cleared. Building operations in progress.|
|Herring Street||19/11/35||32||166||Clearance operations proceeding.|
|Sumner Road||19/11/35||293||1,198||Area cleared. Building operations in progress.|
|Juniper Place||24/11/36||41||212||Public Local Inquiry to be held—20/12/37.|
|Albany Road||23/2/37 No. 1 Area.||26||120||Part of area to be conveyed to Borough Council as an open space—remainder of site to be redeveloped for rehousing purposes.|
|Sultan Terrace||2/3/37||161||839||Clearance Order made.|
|Boathouse Walk||30/7/37||25||110||Clearance Order not yet made. Cleared site to be conveyed to Borough Council for open space purposes.|