Mayor of London
HOMES FOR LONDONERS
Draft Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration
Response of the Kensington and Chelsea Labour Group of Councillors
10 March 2017
Estate Regeneration Consultation
Housing & Land Directorate
The Queen’s Walk
London SE1 2AA
The Labour Group of Councillors of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) welcomes the consultation on the Mayor’s draft good practice Guide to Estate Regeneration. In Kensington and Chelsea we have significant experience of estate demolition and regeneration as currently practised by Catalyst Housing at Wornington Green, London W10 and as proposed by RBKC at Warwick Road W8, Barlby, Burleigh and Treverton W10, Silchester East and West W10 and at four smaller blocks of social housing in London W10 and W11. Continue reading
From: Piers Thompson
Subject: Estate Regeneration Consultation
Date: 14 March 2017 13:00:58 GMT
I am writing as an individual and also on behalf of Silchester Residents Association. Silchester East and West is an estate in W10 by Latimer Road tube which is under threat of regeneration. The vast majority of residents oppose demolition and feel that RBKC are not listening to us.
Might I first remind the Mayor of his manifesto commitment.
“Require that estate regeneration only takes place where there is resident support, based on full and transparent consultation.” Continue reading
The Grenfell Action Group reveal more RBKC shenanigans.
The Grenfell Action Group will be writing to the Leader of the RBKC asking why Cllr Moylan and Cllr Feilding-Mellen have repeatedly accepted hospitality from Terrapin Communications and why a senior Council Officer has not been present when meetings between Terrapin and senior RBKC Councillors have taken place. It is correct protocol for Councillors not to meet to discuss RBKC business with private companies or individuals without having these meetings witnessed and recorded by Council Officers. The fact that Feilding-Mellen has travelled to MIPIM in Cannes, where Bingle and Terrapin have a regular presence, only further muddies these murky waters!
Read more here.
A nice piece from Henry Tobias Jones on www.medium.com (14 April 2016), that outlines our argument with the RBKC and counters some their negative propaganda about our estate.
Residents of North Kensington’s Silchester Estate have accused the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea of “socially cleansing” the neighbourhood, after “regeneration” plans were proposed which could see most of the estate demolished…
…Jo Poole, secretary of the Silchester Residents Association, invited KCW Today into her family home to demonstrate that, contrary to what the council had told residents, the Silchester properties are not in a state of disrepair. She adds the regeneration project is “an enormous, and massively destructive” option which is “entirely unnecessary”…
…“It’s not a sink estate”, she says, “it’s really lovely, and it has a really strong community which is great for families.” Joining Poole, was her young son who, throughout much of our conversation, was eager to play in the community playground which is at the heart of the estate’s leafy gardens…
See article here.
More from the Grenfell Action Group. This post is from September 2015.
Thank you to the prescient Grenfell Action Group for this post from July 2015.