To LTF members, friends and contacts,
Please find attached key points that were agreed at an LTF special meeting on 21st March regarding the Mayor’s consultation on estate regeneration ballots.
key points from LTF special meeting 21st March
The consultation has been extended to Tuesday 10th April, so if you haven’t yet made a response yet, please do so – as the more responses the GLA receives the better.
You are very welcome to use the attached to support in writing your own response, as it is or amended as you see fit, perhaps with some of your own local knowledge or experience added.
The consultation document (16 pages) is here.
Email your responses to – firstname.lastname@example.org
London Tenants Federation
From Elephant Amenity Network
Consultation on the Mayor’s Guide for Estate Regeneration is due to close on March 14 and a cross London campaign has begun to defend estates facing regeneration – Demolition Watch ; this is the website .
At the moment there is one major demand being put to the Mayor – that there must be a ballot of estate residents, to approve any regeneration proposals.
A ballot is an elementary protection of estate resident’s interests and the very least that should be required before any regeneration goes ahead. You can help secure estate ballots by doing two things;
1/by signing this petition;
2/by submitting a question to our GLA representative, Florence Eshalomi, to be put to the Mayor at his public question time. There is a model question below and it can be sent to Florence.Eshalomi@london.gov.uk, asking her to submit it for his question time.
There is little doubt that more and more estates are being lined up for regeneration and we must get effective protection of estate residents in place, so please help.
1) Resident Support
The Mayor has said regeneration should “only take place where there is resident support”. Official Guidance on Estate Regeneration (published December 2016) says that, where the proposals include demolition of tenants and leaseholders’ homes, a vote can be ‘appropriate’ to demonstrate the required ‘majority resident support’.
Does the Mayor agree that;
- There should be a ballot where it is proposed that residents homes be demolished and,
- GLA funding and planning approval support would not be made available for any schemes involving demolition without such a ballot?