Consultation to Mayor’s Estate plan

Published Date: March 2017 Good practice guide to Estate Regeneration (Homes for Londoners) Mayor London, Sadiq Khan has provided a draft good practice guide to estate regeneration and as part of the consultation exercise, has asked for written responses to it. The deadline of 14th March 2017 for responses has now passed. View the draft guide here In our opinion, …

West Hendon Estate, North London

This 1960s & 1970s housing estate comprised of low and high rise flats. The construction type was Bison which is a form of Large panel concrete construction. Our involvement began shortly prior to the Compulsory Purchase Order being made in June 2014. It quickly became apparent that the most of the estate’s residents felt angered and disenfranchised by a regeneration …

West Hendon CPO

Published Date: January 2016 West Hendon Compulsory Purchase Order Confirmed On Thursday 12th November 2015, the London Borough of Barnet (West Hendon Regeneration Area) Compulsory Purchase Order No 1 2014 was confirmed by the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government. The Secretary of State agreed with the recommendations made by the Planning Inspector, Zoe Hill, who held the Inquiry …

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 …

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 …