WHITEFIELD ESTATE

Over 100 council and housing association estates across London are under threat of demolition. Our research shows where they are.

Whitefield estate

Number of homes under threat: 243

Landlord: Barnet Council

Developer: Argent/L&Q

Independent Resident Advisor: PEP

Ballot Status: Exempt

Planning Status: Approved

243 homes are earmarked for demolition on Barnet’s Whitefield estate in Cricklewood.

The estate is being demolished and redeveloped as part of the large Brent Cross shopping centre scheme.

The development will see the construction of 7,400 new homes across the entire Brent Cross scheme of which only 15% are secured as ‘affordable’. Of the affordable element 60% will be social rent and 40% intermediate housing.

In 2017 Barnet Council was granted a compulsory purchase order to remove the remaining leaseholders from the blocks. It is understood that the compulsory purchase order expires in 2022, by which time all remaining residents must have been ‘decanted’.

Barnet’s latest Housing Strategy says that all new

Links:

Barnet’s planning application portal documents and S106 agreement: https://publicaccess.barnet.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=ZZZY5NJIXE047

Mayor’s stage 2 report: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/public%3A//public%3A//PAWS/media_id_65975///brent_cross_cricklewood_report.pdf

2017 Compulsory Purchase Order inspectors’ report


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