Residents to confirm if they continue to support South Kilburn’s regeneration

19 July 2019

Residents in South Kilburn are set to decide on the future of their community, after plans for a resident ballot on continuing its regeneration were approved by Cabinet on Monday 15 July.

The award-wining regeneration is already halfway towards creating at least 1,200 brand new council homes, helping to address the major housing shortage in the borough.

The rest of the new, high quality homes due to be built would transform the lives of families - including those currently living in temporary accommodation - by eliminating overcrowding and creating a diverse, safe neighbourhood for all generations.

The council recently signalled its commitment to social housing by reaching a deal to provide 235 more council homes as part of the South Kilburn programme. The homes will be in the Gloucester and Durham development, which is planned to take three years to complete and will be handed over in stages from 2020.

The ballot will be the ninth of its kind in the capital since Mayor Sadiq Khan introduced new rules giving residents the final say on major regeneration projects.

Councillor Shama Tatler, Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning, said: "The award-winning new homes in South Kilburn are enabling a diverse community of hard working people to enjoy the standard of living they deserve. The South Kilburn programme has always been a community vision, which is why I'm so pleased that residents get this chance to tell us if they continue to support our plans."

It is intended for eligible households to have their say on whether they would like the regeneration to continue within the next three months. To vote in the ballot, a resident must live in a block that is part of the planned regeneration programme and be either:

  • An existing council tenant or household in temporary accommodation

  • A resident leaseholder for at least 12 months, or

  • A private tenant who has been on the housing waiting list for at least a year.

A draft version of the council's Landlord Offer to residents was published alongside the Cabinet paper. The final version is intended to be published in September.

The regeneration programme in South Kilburn, which is around halfway through, has won numerous awards including RESI Development of the Year for 2018 and Best Design at the 2018 National Housing Awards.

Recently the Carlton & Granville development, which is part of the regeneration programme, won two prizes at the New London Awards for architecture - celebrating the best new buildings in the capital.

A series of information events for residents about the ballot will take place at Craik Court Community Room, Craik Court, Carlton Vale on:

  • Wednesday 7 August, 3.30 - 7.30pm

  • Tuesday 13 August, 10am - 1pm

  • Saturday 17 August, 11am - 3pm