South Acton Estate (Supplementary) [2]

Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Dr Onkar Sahota AM:  Mr Mayor, this is a scheme I am familiar with; it is in my constituency.  This is a success story.  Twelve years ago when this regeneration process started, 80% of the people who were living there did not want to move back in again.  Now that the regeneration has been taking place, 80% of the people who want to move in have moved in and who want to stay there can stay there.  I hope you will congratulate Ealing Council, which has been innovative in its approach.  It has regenerated this estate, which was rundown.  It was a scene for crime.  It is now a place where people want to move in and live.  It has should be congratulated on what it has achieved.  

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Answer for South Acton Estate (Supplementary) [2]

Answer for South Acton Estate (Supplementary) [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  The important point to make, Chairman, is that estate regeneration is a contentious issue.  Boroughs often face difficult decisions when trying to find a way forward.  What is important for me is to work with the boroughs to develop a set of shared principles about regeneration for the future, in line with my manifesto commitments, so that we can help earn the trust of residents towards plans that come forward.  I take the points made by Assembly Member Sahota to give some balance to the previous points made.  You will appreciate that as much as I love having more powers, I cannot retrospectively tweak things that are already happening.  As Dr Sahota has said, there has been some progress made.

 

Dr Onkar Sahota AM:  Thank you, Mr Mayor.