The South Kilburn Masterplan

The Council has reviewed the composition of secure tenants in the existing blocks and the phasing represents the best decant fit and timescale. This is given the constraints regarding the need to provide new provision on the Estate for existing secure tenants.

However where opportunities arise to move secure tenants out of sequence into any surplus properties the following will be taken into account, the building condition and resident needs.

View further information on the Decant strategy.

South Kilburn residents ballot

In Autumn 2019, the council held a residents’ ballot in South Kilburn to make sure that the community continued to support the award-winning regeneration of the estate.

Eligible residents, living in blocks due to be demolished, were asked whether they wanted the planned regeneration to continue during a three-week period between Friday 20 September and Monday 14 October.  

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 ballot was organised as part of a new initiative from the Mayor of London, giving local people the final say on the future of their neighbourhoods. The guidelines on who could vote in the ballot were set by the Mayor. It was managed by Electoral Reform Services, an independent body appointed by the council to oversee the ballot. 

Masterplan Review 2016

The Masterplan Review 2016 was a six month strategic review which started in July 2016 and concluded in December 2016.

It involved reviewing the current phasing proposals (when each phase of the project is currently expected), timelines (key dates for the project), public realm (covering areas such as streets, plants and trees), and much more. It aimed to ensure that the revised Masterplan addressed current community needs, programme requirements, new planning policies and the latest standards set by institutions such as the Greater London Authority. Ultimately the proposals needed to be viable and deliverable.

A key and important element of the South Kilburn Regeneration Programme was an inclusive approach and the continued community participation to help its evolution. We strongly believed that engaging the community throughout this process would help to make South Kilburn an even better place to live.

Final Proposal Highlights (.pdf, 8.71MB)

Outcome of the Masterplan Review 2016

  • Continue to re-balance the existing housing stock across the area to transform the area into a sustainable and mixed neighbourhood.
  • Create a real sense of place and belonging by meeting the needs of the existing residents but also creating sustainability for generations to come.
  • Continue to meet the latest quality standards and planning policies.
  • Include additional opportunity sites which will offer circa 400 new high quality homes Coming forward for redevelopment and offer intermediate tenure which will be developed with our developer partners in some of the future sites.
  • Introduce new open spaces through 7 pocket parks, a new Enterprise Hub, additional community spaces and additional to retail facilities.
  • Continue to fulfil the fundamental principle of the South Kilburn Regeneration Programme, whereby every existing South Kilburn secure council tenant who wishes to stay in the area has an opportunity to do so.
  • Work with our developers and contractors to look at offering employment and training opportunities to local residents, when sites are brought forward for redevelopment.
  • Pursue the introduction of cycle docking stations from TfL/Santander.