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

Wornington Green estate

Number of homes under threat: 150

Landlord: RBKC

Developer: Catalyst Housing Association

Independent Resident Advisor: Newman Francis

Planning Status: Approved

Circa 150 homes of the 550 homes on RBKC’s Wornington Green estate remain earmarked for demolition by Catalyst Housing Association, with stage 1 of 3 now complete.

Phase 1 of the scheme is complete and phase 2 is under construction. The ‘decanting’ of homes on phase 3 is due to commence in late 2020 as is the consultation period prior to submission of a planning application.

Catalyst’s website describes the replacement social housing as ‘affordable rent’:

The Mayor approved funding for the scheme in 2017 and exempted it from his requirement to ballot residents on the demolition of their homes.

Natasha Langridge, a temporary resident on the estate, has directed a project recording the oral histories of residents. Here’s one of the audio extracts from Keith Stirling - chairman of the Wornington Green Residents Association:

The full documentary is available for viewing online here: https://vimeo.com/461591871

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