Residents have final say on plans to transform Love Lane Estate
Residents on a Tottenham estate will have the final say on a major redevelopment project that aims to improve local lives with at least 500 council homes and deliver on their priorities for new open spaces, community facilities and job opportunities.
Last night (13 July), the council’s Cabinet endorsed the process for a resident ballot of Love Lane Estate to decide whether the scheme progresses.
As part of the proposals, eligible secure tenants and those in temporary accommodation are guaranteed a high-quality new council home, at council rents with a secure tenancy.
Resident leaseholders will be offered financial support from the council to buy an affordable home – either on the redeveloped estate or elsewhere.
The scheme will also help solve the issue of overcrowding on Love Lane and means a safe, stable council home will be available to 250 families on the waiting list.
Earlier this year, the Mayor of London awarded £90m funding for the scheme, to enable the delivery of 500 council homes and increase the affordable housing level to 40 per cent overall.
The scheme aims to deliver 2,600 homes to the area, more than 3,500 jobs, 1,500 training opportunities, £10million of investment into community and business initiatives and programmes and the creation of work, retail, and business spaces in a revitalised town centre.
Cllr Ruth Gordon, Cabinet Member for House Building, Placemaking and Development, said: “We are adopting a collaborative, people-first approach to redevelopment.
“This scheme, which will not progress unless residents vote in favour, will ensure safe and secure homes at council rents. It will keep the community together, protecting the relationships and networks they have formed over a long time.
“It will also help tackle overcrowded accommodation on the estate and means that 250 households with the most urgent need on the waiting list can be rehoused.
“Whatever the outcome of the ballot we are committed to working with residents on the next steps. We will always adopt an approach that sees the local community shaping any changes.”
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