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

Church Street area estate

Stage: Implementation

Circa 200 homes on Westminster’s Church Street area estate are under threat of potential demolition.

Church street estate is located in Maida Vale, situated beside the Regent’s Canal and in close proximity of Regent’s Park. It is also located within an area that has been designated 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.

Some blocks on the estate were specifically earmarked for demolition in the 2012 Masterplan, although the current masterplan does envisage including further blocks for demolition over the next 15-20 years.

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.

The Council plans to demolish 432 homes and 30 retail units in the next phase of its scheme. Among these is a pharmacist who says the redevelopment could put him out of business after being part of the local community for 40 years.

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

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