Estate regeneration - resident support (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1589
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you immediately review the GLA's funding for estate regeneration schemes in light of your manifesto commitment, requiring that 'estate regeneration only takes place where there is resident support, based on full and transparent consultation, and that demolition is only permitted where it does not result in a loss of social housing, or where all other options have been exhausted, with full rights to return for displaced tenants and a fair deal for leaseholders'?

Answer

Answer for Estate regeneration - resident support (1)

Answer for Estate regeneration - resident support (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As someone who grew up on a council estate, I fully understand concerns about regeneration. I intend to develop a common set of principles with London's boroughs and Housing Associations 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.