Brent Cross Public Inquiry

Published Date: January 2016 Whitefield Estate (Brent Cross, Cricklewood) Public Inquiry The Public Inquiry to assess whether or not London Borough of Barnet should secure Compulsory Purchase powers for the redevelopment of Brent Cross Shopping Centre and the Whitefield Estate began on Thursday 17th May 2016 and took a few weeks to conclude. This Public Inquiry heard representations by the acquiring authority (London …

Law Reform Comments

Published Date: January 2016 Housing and Planning Bill to reform Compulsory Purchase Law In December 2015, the final sitting of the Committee considering the Housing and Planning Bill took place. The Bill is wide-ranging, affecting a number of highly important and divisive issues such as ‘Pay to Stay’, the sale of high value Council housing and the ability for Housing …

South Acton Estate, West London

The South Acton Estate is London Borough of Ealing’s largest Council estate, originally comprising over 2100 homes. Even when we got involved after 9 blocks had been demolished, it was still the largest estate in the borough. With large estates, often comes large residents’ groups. We originally met with South Acton Residents Action Group (SARAG) and explained how we could …

Sheerwater, Woking

The Sheerwater Estate is a leafy housing estate of brick built houses some of which were built as recently as the 1990s. It is for many reasons not the sort of housing estate which would typically be demolished to make way for new homes. However, soaring development land values in the area and the potential to approximately double housing density …

Colville, Hackney

North of Old Street Station lies a number of small and medium sized Council estates that merge into each other. One of these is the Colville Estate which is about 10-15 minutes’ walk from the station and is just south of the Regents Canal. It comprises of predominantly low rise brick built flats with Harwood Court being the one high …

Stonegrove & Spur Road Estate, Edgware

This 1960s & 1970s housing estate comprised of low and high rise flats, the majority of which were of large panel concrete construction. Our Director, Dan Knowles LLB PG Dip MRICS, negotiated on behalf of owners of 58 properties, most of which were owned by Landlords. As these 58 represented the majority of privately owned properties on the estate, our …

Dollis Valley Estate, Barnet

This 1960s & 1970s housing estate comprised of low rise flats, the majority of which were of large panel concrete construction. A number of houses were excluded from the regeneration scheme. Our involvement began after London Borough of Barnet had made the London Borough of Barnet (Dollis Valley) Compulsory Purchase Order 2014 which was confirmed a short time later. In …

Southall Gasworks

This scheme was different to most of those that we work on for three reasons – 1) It is not a Council estate. Two terraces of housing need to be demolished to make way for an access road to a new housing development 2) The scheme promoter is the Greater London Authority. Because the land required for the scheme is …

Whitefield, Brent Cross

The Whitefield Estate is one of the smaller Council estates within London Borough of Barnet, comprising of a number of houses, low and high rise flats. The regeneration of the estate is strongly linked to the redevelopment of nearby Brent Cross Shopping Centre and the construction of a bridge to improve access to it. Like with many estates, plans to …

High Path Estate

Sawyer Fielding are representing a large number of leaseholders and freeholders whose properties are on an estate which is likely to be subject to regeneration. Our role is to negotiate sale terms including additional compensation and to guide home owners through the Compulsory Purchase process.  Where instructed, we shall also seek to negotiate alterations to the scheme offer to ensure …

Fenwick Estate

The Fenwick Estate is within the London Borough of Lambeth and is located off Landor Road. The Estate is adjacent to Clapham North Underground Station on the Northern Line. The estate was built in the 1960’s and comprises a mix of linear and courtyard blocks. That are a maximum of 4 storeys in height. The estate is predominantly surrounded by …

Kings Norton, Birmingham

We represented 24 owners of houses of a Wimpy No Fines construction type on the Primrose Estate in Kings Norton in South Birmingham. Our representation saw significantly increased financial offers for the sale of their properties. With some of these, the offers increased by as much as 60%. Our clients were home owners at Tern Grove, Dee Grove, Ithon Grove, …

Newtown, Birmingham

We represented 15 owners of houses of a Wimpy No Fines construction type at Melbourne Avenue and Markford Walk in North Newton, all B19. Our negotiations saw increased purchase price offers and settlements. With the final 4 owners, the Council decided not to proceed with the regeneration scheme and as such, we informed our clients and took no further action. …