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.
Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration
He has set out key principles that he wants followed in all estate regeneration projects. These say that regeneration should only happen where:
- there is a clear statement of the aims and objectives of the borough or housing association in maintaining and improving at housing estates
- there has been full and transparent consultation and resident engagement
- proposals should offer full rights to return for displaced tenants and a fair deal for leaseholders
- demolition should only be followed where it does not result in a loss of social housing, or where all other options have been exhausted
We'd like to hear your views
These principles are developed in the Mayor’s Draft Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration.
The Mayor consulted on the draft Guide 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 Mayor is keen to hear from as wide a range of respondents as possible and so he has asked an independent organisation, ‘the Campaign Company’, to help with the consultation process. Working with the GLA, they have 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. The toolkit can be downloaded below, and the Mayor welcomes hearing views from anyone with an interest in estate regeneration.
The Mayor will review the consultation responses and publish a final guide in Summer 2017.
How can I respond?
Update: This consultation has now closed. The GLA are considering all the responses carefully and a final version of the guide will be published later this year.