GMB southern welcome announcement by London mayor Sadiq Khan that estates residents in London will be balloted on regeneration projects
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||Barham Park Estate|
|Ealing||South Acton Estate|
|Ealing||Dean Gardens Estate|
|Enfield||Alma Road Estate|
|Greenwich||Morris Walk Estate|
|Hackney||New Era Estate|
|Haringey||Love Lane Estate|
|Newham||Canning Town and Custom House (Hallsville quarter)|
|Southwark||Wood Dene Estate|
|Tower Hamlets||Ocean Estate|
|Waltham Forest||Marlowe Road Estate|
|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.”