The invitation below has been issued to Brent residents by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, but his 'Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration' has been criticised LINK LINK, not least by the Green Party AM Sian Berry.
INVITATION - HAVE YOUR SAY ON ESTATE REGENERATION
On behalf of the Mayor of London we would like to invite Brent residents to a meeting to discuss the future of estate regeneration in London.
30 March - 6.30pm-7.45pm - Stonebridge Hub, 6 Hillside, NW10 8BN
The Mayor is currently consulting on a draft 'Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration' which sets out how estate regeneration projects in London should be run.
The meeting will be an opportunity to hear more about the draft Good Practice Guide and share your views on it. More information about the guide is available on the Greater London Authority's website
All residents in Brent with an interest in estate regeneration are very welcome to attend. If you know of anyone who may be interested in attending the meeting please share this invitation with them.
Please reserve your place and let us know if you plan to attend by:
· Online - via eventbrite
· Phone: 0800 612 2182.
· Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information and inquiries please call Amy or Pancho on 0800 612 2182 or email email@example.com
Sian Berry, Green Party Assembly Member for London has criticised the Mayor's guidance on estate regeneration:
The draft guidance gives no reassurance that the Mayor’s pledge to estate residents will be fulfilled. The document is very unclear how, in practical terms, councils and landlords need to act in order to qualify for Greater London Authority (GLA) funding, or to win the Mayor’s support for planning applications.Berry's full response can be found HERE
Worse, it is almost useless as a resource for residents who want to hold their councils and landlords to account, take part in developing and putting forward positive new ideas to improve their areas or have a meaningful say in whether their homes are demolished.
It doesn’t define transparency or include any measureable goals – not even one that says it aims to reduce the number of homes demolished as the Mayor has promised.
These failings are so severe that this draft guidance document needs rewriting from scratch. The Mayor’s team should work with estate residents to ensure their homes are protected from demolition, their views are respected and their ideas enabled by the final guidance.