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

Arthur Street estate

Number of homes under threat: 262

Landlord: Orbit (Housing Association)

Developer: Wates

Ballot Status: Exempt

Planning Status: Approved

In Sep 2019, the Mayor approved the demolition of 262 homes on Bexley’s Arthur Street estate - to be replaced by 320, all social rent being replaced by London Affordable Rent, at a net loss of 134 ‘social’ homes

The Mayor’s planning report approving the scheme, accepts the justification made for the net loss which is that affordable housing is being built on other sites in the borough.

The scheme is being progressed with Mayoral funding by Orbit Housing Associationand is one of 44 estates that the Mayor has exempted from the requirement to ballot residents on the demolition of their homes.

The Arthur Street estate homes were formally council owned but transferred to Orbit Housing Association in 1998.

Bexley’s planning application ref: 18/03154/FULM

Mayor’s planning approval report: GLA/4493/02

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