Emma Dent Coad’s election win for Labour in Kensington, by a precious 20 votes, should change matters in our favour.
She won for many reasons. But crucially for us her campaign included statements against the current regeneration plans:
Tory housing policy is decimating Kensington, while even comfortably off families are struggling. I demand:
- A total review of government housing policy, to encourage a mix of housing for all income levels so that workers can live near to work and keep families together
- A halt and review of the RBKC juggernaut of so-called ‘estate regeneration’, to ensure that local people benefit
- Redrafting of decant policy for tenants and leaseholder buy-outs to protect homes and investment
- Review of government funding and loans for the delivery of Council and Housing.
ENSURE ROBUST AND EFFECTIVE USE OF PLANNING REGULATIONS
I will ensure that development enhances the borough and benefits all our residents. I pledge to:
- Stop the Council’s rampage through public assets and estates,
- Demand full and meaningful consultation before projects start
- Protect our built heritage throughout Kensington
- Require 50% affordable housing to be built on the same site in private developments
- Stop the dodgy practice of ‘planning consultants’ who circumvent policy
- Ensure effect on traffic, road safety, pollution, all taken into account during determination.
Is a Labour MP any more trustworthy than a Tory?
Labour run councils are equally responsible for regeneration policies that ignore the wishes of residents.
Let’s find out what power our new MP really has over council decisions.