CLAPHAM PARK ESTATE

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

Clapham Park estate

Number of homes under threat: 864

Landlord: Metropolitan TV Housing Association

Ballot Status: Exempt

Planning Status: Approved

864 homes are earmarked for demolition on Lambeth’s Clapham Park estate.

Lambeth Borough Council transferred the estate housing stock to Metropolitan over a decade ago. To date, more than 500 homes have been built and 700 refurbished under the original 2008 masterplan.

In 2017 Metropolitan applied to extend the scheme to include demolition of futher buildings in a revised masterplan.

The new scheme is being funded by the Mayor but hasn’t been exempted from his requirement to ballot residents.

In March 2018, Lambeth approved the revised masterplan which allows the demolition of the remaining homes on the estate an their replacement with 2,532 new homes.

In the Mayor’s July 2019 planning report approving the scheme, it is argued that a ballot is not required because the original scheme was approved before his ballot requirement became effective in 2018.

The Mayor’s report also says that the scheme will replace the estate’s original 1,448 social rented homes with 1,680 new social rented homes. But the section 106 legal agreement allows these to be provided at ‘London Affordable Rent’ levels rather than social rent.

Links:

GLA stage 1 and stage 2 reports

Planning application documents


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