Residents urged to vote in High Road West ballot
Residents on a Tottenham estate are being encouraged to use their vote as a ballot gets underway on proposals to redevelop the neighbourhood with 500 brand new council homes and deliver on their priorities for improved community facilities.
Eligible residents on Love Lane estate received a voting pack in the post this week. The ballot paper gives them an option to vote yes or no to the council’s proposals for the High Road West scheme.
Votes can be cast by post, online or by telephone before the closing date on 6 September 2021.
Cllr Peray Ahmet, Leader of the Council, said:
“We’ve been clear that redevelopment will only go ahead if residents vote in favour. It’s vital that every resident who is eligible uses their vote, and voice, to tell us if they want us to move forward. Whatever the outcome of the ballot, we will continue to work closely with the community on shaping the future of the estate.
“Good redevelopment depends on understanding the priorities of the community. That’s why are adopting a collaborative approach, giving local people the opportunity to tell us their aspirations and ensuring we focus on their needs – from the layout of new council homes to improvements in community facilities."
A Landlord Offer document, developed after extensive engagement with residents, has been delivered to voter households outlining the community’s aspirations, design principles and the council’s commitments on the scheme and engagement.
The Offer is the council’s commitment to existing residents should they choose to vote ‘yes’ in the ballot.
It confirms our guarantee that eligible secure tenants and those in temporary accommodation will be offered 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.
High Road West will cut overcrowding on Love Lane Estate by enabling families to live in a home that is the right size and adapted to their needs.
As part of the proposals, a safe, stable council home will also be available to 250 families on the waiting list.
Around 143,000qft of new open spaces and the delivery of community facilities, including a new library, learning centre and refurbished community hub, are part of the improvements.
The scheme aims to deliver 2,600 homes to the area, with 40 per cent being affordable, 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.
Information on High Road West and the ballot can be found here: High Road West | Tottenham Regeneration
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