GRANGE FARM ESTATEOver 100 council and housing association estates across London are under threat of demolition. Our research shows where they are.
Grange Farm estate
Number of homes under threat: 282
Independent Resident Advisor: One Enterprise
Ballot Status: Exempt
Planning Status: Approved
282 homes have been earmarked for demolition on Harrow’s Grange Farm estate.
The scheme is being progressed with Mayoral funding despite not having balloted residents on the demolition of their homes or applying for an exemption. The Mayor says that ballots are a requirement for receiving funding but appears to have turned a blind eye to this estate regeneration.
Planning permission was granted in March 2019, with detailed consent for Phase 1 (89 homes) and outline consent for Phases 2 and 3.
Harrow’s planning application documents provide details of the proposed tenure mix of the 574 new homes:
It also confirms that the replacement ‘social’ housing will be at London Affordable Rent levels.
This appears to contradict the conclusions in the Mayor’s report which says that it has been secured at ‘target rent’ levels.
There is no publicly available section 106 agreement to confirm the exact tenure of the replacement ‘social’ housing or whether it has been secured in perpetuity.
In September 2020, Harrow served a compulsory purchase order on the estate’s remaining residents.
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