Estate residents in London will be balloted on regeneration projects

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GMB southern welcome announcement by London mayor Sadiq Khan that estates residents in London will be balloted on regeneration projects

GMB Southern has welcomed the announcement on 2 February by Mayor Sadiq Khan that residents on estates will in future be balloted on any new regeneration projects affecting their homes and estates

Sadiq Khan announced the policy at an event in Barnet with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Over 100 estates in London are targeted for full or partial demolition. GMB Southern is campaigning and lobbying for the right of residents on council and housing association estates to fight for the democratic right to ballots on all estate regenerations.

Some of these estates in London facing regeneration include:
 

Barking & Dagenham The Leys Estate
Barking & Dagenham Goresbrook Village
Barking & Dagenham Gascoigne Estate
Barking & Dagenham Abbey Road Co-op Estate
Barnet Granville Road Estate
Barnet Grahame Park Estate
Brent Alperton
Brent Barham Park Estate
Ealing South Acton Estate
Ealing Dean Gardens Estate
Enfield Alma Road Estate
Greenwich Morris Walk Estate
Greenwich Ferrier Estate
Hackney New Era Estate
Hackney Woodberry Down
Haringey Love Lane Estate
Islington Andover Estate
Lambeth Cressingham Gardens
Lewisham Excalibur Estate
Newham Canning Town and Custom House (Hallsville quarter)
Newham Carpenters Estate
Southwark Wood Dene Estate
Tower Hamlets Ocean Estate
Waltham Forest Marlowe Road Estate
Wandsworth Tidbury Court
Wandsworth Winstanley Estate and York Road estates
Wandsworth Alton West estate
Westminster Church Street & Paddington Green

 

Paul Maloney, GMB Regional Secretary said: “People in London need housing and need housing with stability.

“It is the responsibility of councils to properly maintain housing stock in good order but if regeneration is left to the market and profiteers all that will happen is construction of private dwellings and the decrease of public housing.

“Those units of accommodation remaining for social housing will have increased rent and charges that will price social housing into the hands of the profiteers thus reducing council housing stock in London.

“Tenants should be involved at all stages of any regeneration and be balloted on the final proposals. This would stop empty promises and non-delivery.”

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