Ballot agreed for estate regeneration in Kingston

Kingston Council is one of the first London boroughs to agree to hold a resident ballot for its Cambridge Road Estate regeneration project.

The decision to undertake a ballot for its Cambridge Road Estate regeneration project has been welcomed by the Mayor of London, with the council having committed to the re-provision of the existing social rented homes and affordable options for existing leaseholders so that all of those who wish to stay on the estate are able to do so.

Working with the Greater London Authority (GLA), the council is committed to building more social housing in the borough and the GLA has already provided £46 million funding to support these ambitious plans.

Liz Green, Leader of Kingston Council, said: “It is a key priority of the council to ensure that residents and the local community are at the heart of the regeneration of Cambridge Road Estate both now and in the future. We have made a real commitment to listen to those living on the estate and will work closely with residents on how the estate will be developed so that it is fit for the future. This is the first step in making sure that happens.

“We have discussed the voluntary ballot with the Mayor of London and asked for additional funding for the Cambridge Road Estate so that we can specifically add more council homes. The Mayor was supportive of this and we look forward to working together. We will be talking to all residents so that they understand the implications of the plans and are clear on how it affects them so that they can make a decision on whether they want to take part in a ballot.”

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