Housing Covenant 2015-18 Programme

Knock It Down or Do It Up?

Date published: 
12 February 2015

The London Assembly's Housing Committee report into estate regeneration looks at how to improve the process of regenerating housing estates – including the decision of councils or housing associations to either renovate or demolish the estate.

The report is designed to provide a guide for community groups, councillors and housing professionals to some of the best ways to work together to regenerate estates. The tips include:

Putting energy into early and comprehensive engagement with residents, as well as the physical build and finances

Holding an independent ballot on any final decision to demolish an estate

Creating a steering group of residents and securing the enthusiasm of community leaders and influencers.

Read the press release accompanying the report.

The final report, along with transcripts from the two sessions of the Housing Committee investigating the issue, and the full list of submitted evidence, can be downloaded below. Contact [email protected] if you have any queries.