Residents' views on the future of Northolt
Residents of Northolt were consulted on the structural problems with the block and our proposals for the future of the block.
This consultation sets out our proposals and what the council should do next. If you are a secure council tenant, this constitutes a consultation under section 105 of the housing Act 1985.
The safety of our residents is our main priority and since April 2018 extra security has been put in place to keep our residents safe - but this is not a long term solution. The council must take further steps to ensure the safety of residents.
The council's proposal
The council is proposing to demolish Northolt and rebuild new, high quality council homes on the Broadwater Farm estate.
Under this plan:
- Northolt will be demolished after the residents have moved out, and new, high quality council homes built on the estate
- All the council homes that are demolished will be replaced with at least the same number of new council homes at council rents on the estate
- Northolt residents will be offered alternative accommodation by the council
- Northolt residents will be able to choose to stay in the home they move to as part of the rehousing process, but will have top priority for a move to a different home
- Northolt residents can return to a new home on the estate if they wish to, once they are built
- The replacement scheme will provide more family homes than there are now in Northolt, to help overcrowded residents
- The council will use its own money and additional money, possibly including grant funding from the Mayor of London, to rebuild council homes
The council believes this is the best solution to the problem at Northolt because:
- It will provide new, better quality, homes for residents which will last longer
- The new homes will help local families who are overcrowded
- Northolt residents can choose to come back and live on the estate
- The new homes will be available to people on Broadwater Farm and across Haringey
- It is better value for money than other options, and part of the cost can be met by external funding, so the impact on services and improvements for residents in other parts of the borough can be reduced
What are the other Options?
- Carry out remedial strengthening works
- Do nothing except keep the current safety measures in place
- Demolish Northolt but do not build new council homes
- Demolish Northolt and replace it with homes that are not council homes
When the consultation has ended, the council's Cabinet will consider the responses before it makes a final decision on the future of Northolt. This decision is likely to be made in the Autumn.
Have your say
This consultation closed on Wednesday 10 October 2018. All Tangmere and Northolt residents will receive a consultation pack. Please complete the questionnaires in the pack and post them in the freepost envelope provided. Alternatively you can hand in your responses to your concierge or Homes for Haringey staff in their office at 108 Gloucester Road.
If you have any further comments or queries related to the consultation please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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