The Brent council in London Borough held a residents’ ballot in South Kilburn in autumn 2019 to make sure that the community continued to support the award-winning regeneration of the estate.
The result saw residents overwhelmingly back the council’s plans to rebuild the neighbourhood. 84% of residents voted Yes in the ballot, with 72% of residents taking part in the vote.
The South Kilburn regeneration is a 15 year programme that is almost half way through. It aims to transform the area into a sustainable and mixed neighbourhood and create a real sense of place and belonging.
The Masterplan aims to deliver the following:
- 2,400 new high quality homes of which around 1,400 will be made available to existing South Kilburn existing secure tenants
- A new larger high quality urban park and improved public realm
- A new primary school and health facilities
- New retail facilities
- Improved environmental standards and a site-wide energy solution
It means 17 housing blocks will be knocked down and rebuilt.
Councillor Shama Tatler said: “It is only right that local people had the final say on the future of their neighbourhood.“
All current tenants are guaranteed a home on the rebuilt estate, while leaseholders can choose to leave the estate with a market value payment for their home or stay with a share of the equity in one of the new homes.
Those living in temporary accommodation will be entitled to a secure tenancy in a new home on the estate when one becomes available the council said.
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