CHURCH STREET AREA

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

Church Street Area

Number of homes under threat: 358

Landlord: Westminster Council

Independent Resident Advisor: PPCR

Planning Status: Pending

358 homes on three estates in Westminster’s Church Street Area are under threat of demolition.

Church street Area is located in Maida Vale, situated beside the Regent’s Canal and in close proximity of Regent’s Park. It was designated as being situated within a Housing Renewal zone in Westminster’s draft 2019-2040 Local Plan.

It is also within the boundary of the Edgeware Road Housing Zone, one of 30 special housing zones designated by the Mayor to deliver accelerated housing development. The Edgeware Road zone is expected to deliver 1700 new homes of which this site will provide 1167.

The redevelopment plans were initially drawn up in 2013, when the Council held a ballot of residents which resulted in 87% voting in favour of redevelopment - albeit on a 25% turn out..

The 358 homes under threat are located in what has been labelled sites A, B and C:

In February 2021, Westminster Council came under fire after it was reported that retailers had been served with notices to quit in the next phase of the Council’s redevelopment of the Church Street area estates.

In Spring 2021, Westminster Council started its initial pre-application consultation ahead of its planned submission of a planning application in Autumn 2021. The pre-planning consultation booklet can be found here.

While there have been surveys carried out test opinion, there hasn’t been a formal ballot of residents on the demolition of their homes. This means that Westminster won’t be able to apply for grant funding from the Mayor’s Affordable Housing Programme.

Links: Westminster Council has a dedicated website for the Church Street regeneration.

Pre-application consultation booklet

Resident consulation report


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