Residents of Regina Road in South Norwood will be asked to vote on the proposal to demolish and rebuild the three tower blocks and surrounding properties within their estate, in a ballot set to be held this spring.
The decision to go to a ballot was made at Cabinet last night (22 March) and follows recent resident consultation on the future vision of their area, where most residents who responded were in favour of demolition of the three 1960s tower blocks and surrounding low-rise buildings.
The redevelopment proposal is part of the Mayor’s commitment to address the inadequate conditions on the estate.
Cabinet heard that following recent consultation between the council and residents, the council’s preferred option is to demolish and rebuild the estate, in line with resident feedback. A ballot will now be held to put residents firmly at the heart of the final decision, making sure any future regeneration is done with their support.
All eligible Regina Road tenants, leaseholders and freeholders within the consultation area will soon receive information from the council to explain what decisions have been made, what this means for them and who to talk to if they have any questions.
The ballot will be run by an independent body and is due to take place during April and May with the outcome reported back to a future Cabinet meeting.
“When I became Mayor I pledged to sort out the unacceptable conditions in our council homes and to listen to residents, working with them to put things right.
“Regina Road residents have faced unacceptable disrepair and housing conditions and it is only right that they remain at the centre of any decisions made about the future of their estate.
“I look forward to continuing to work with tenants and leaseholders as together we determine the future of their estate and their homes.”
Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon