The Mayor wants to ensure that regeneration of London’s housing estates happens with resident support and engagement. This is part of Homes for Londoners, which brings together all of the Mayor’s work to tackle the housing crisis.
Estate Regeneration Consultation
Consultation on resident ballot proposals
Between 2 February and 10 April 2018, the Mayor consulted on a proposal that a resident ballot would be required for estate regeneration schemes seeking GLA funding that include the demolition of homes. The consultation has now closed and the responses are being considered in detail.
Full details of the proposal and the consultation questions are available in the consultation document
The Mayor consulted on his draft Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration between 13 December 2016 and 14 March 2017. All Londoners, whether resident on an estate or not, were invited to share their comments on the draft guide. The consultation received more than 2,000 responses.
Read the consultation summary report outlining the findings of the consultation on the draft guide.
The Mayor was keen to hear from as wide a range of respondents as possible and so he asked an independent organisation, The Campaign Company, to help with the consultation process. Working with the GLA, they developed a ‘Group Feedback Toolkit’ for small groups of people to use to discuss the draft Good Practice Guide among themselves and respond to the consultation.
Read the report from The Campaign Company on their findings from the consultation.
Better Homes for Local People
The Mayor has published Better Homes for Local People, following extensive consultation on the draft Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration.
The final version of the guide sets out the Mayor’s expectations for how local authorities and housing associations should engage with residents as part of estate regeneration schemes, as well as outlining his three Better Homes for Local People principles:
- an increase in affordable housing
- full rights to return or remain for social tenants
- a fair deal for leaseholders and freeholders
In addition, the guide sets out how the Mayor intends to ensure these principals are implemented using his planning and funding powers. This includes outlining his support for the principle of requiring resident ballots in estate regeneration schemes which involve the demolition of existing homes.