WENDLING ESTATEOver 100 council and housing association estates across London are under threat of demolition. Our research shows where they are.
Number of homes under threat: 241
Landlord: Camden Council
Independent Resident Advisor: Community Liaison Officers (Camden)
Ballot Status: Pending
241 homes plus a health centre and nursery on Camden’s Wendling estate have been earmarked for demolition in a 2019 options appraisal.
In July 2019, the Council’s Cabinet decided that its preferred option is full redevelopment and resolved to ballot residents on this option.
The decision was the cause of some unrest among residents, reported in the local press (April 2020): http://camdennewjournal.com/article/tenants-pass-vote-of-no-confidence-in-camdens-regeneration-chief
The Wendling estate overlooks the site of the former Bacton estate where Camden resolved to redevelop 100 council homes 10 years ago. 67 new private and ‘affordable’ homes were completed on the adjacent ‘phase 1’ of that scheme in 2015 but in 2020 the main plot of the former estate remains an empty building site. This provides an instructive lesson for residents on the Wendling estate who will be wooed with promises of new homes ahead of the forthcoming ballot..
Update: It has been announced that the ballot has been scheduled for 21st June 2021.
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