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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Consequences

At various points during our campaign we have found ourselves explaining to our residents and neighbours the consequences of any redevelopment, or regeneration, of the Cremorne Estate. 

To eliminate all doubt lets be clear: the consequences of any redevelopment are determined by Council policy. At the time of writing the Council's policy is perfectly straightforward.

If the redevelopment of Cremorne Estate takes place, displaced Council tenants are unlikely to be rehoused in the area. The new Allocation Policy means tenants get one offer of "suitable" housing, and if they don’t want it the Council has the right to "discharge their Duty to House". 

Council leaseholders will be "bought out" (potentially compulsory purchased) and have neither the right, nor in many cases the means, to be rehoused in the local area.

Is this not the destruction of the local community in all but name?

This is what we faced and why we fought and continue to fight. Our community is precious and we will not allow it to be harmed or destroyed in this manner.

2 comments:

  1. If the redevelopment of Cremorne Estate takes place, displaced Council tenants are unlikely to be rehoused in the area. The new Allocation Policy means tenants get one offer of "suitable" housing, and if they don’t want it the Council has the right to "discharge their Duty to House".

    Council leaseholders will be "bought out" (potentially compulsory purchased) and have neither the right, nor in many cases the means, to be rehoused in the local area.

    Are these your words or are they written somewhere else?

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  2. I'm not sure I understand the question. Those two phrases are merely a succinct statements of the most likely outcome should an estate like the Cremorne be regenerated/redeveloped.

    If you want to read the policies at length and come to your own conclusion they are available from the Council's website at:

    Decant policy:
    http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/pdf/Decant%20Policy%20-%20final.pdf

    Allocation Policy:
    http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/pdf/Housing%20Allocation%20Scheme%20implemented%2017%20February%202014.pdf

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