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Once a consultation or engagement project has ended, we will review the feedback received and consider how your comments can help shape proposals, plans and policies. We will feed this back to you below.

  • Cambridge Road Estate regeneration - phase 1

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    by Jess BTT, almost 3 years ago

    We asked
    The council is developing plans to regenerate the Cambridge Road Estate (CRE).

    As part of the first phase of the project, three possible regeneration options were shortlisted based upon the feasibility work completed in 2016. These three options were chosen from a long list
    of 14 that looked at different parts of the estate. They were:

    Option A - keep and refurbish all four of the tower blocks, and replace the remaining housing.
    Option B - keep and refurbish Madingley and Brinkley and replace all other housing.
    Option C - replace all of the housing on the estate.

    We asked
    The council is developing plans to regenerate the Cambridge Road Estate (CRE).

    As part of the first phase of the project, three possible regeneration options were shortlisted based upon the feasibility work completed in 2016. These three options were chosen from a long list
    of 14 that looked at different parts of the estate. They were:

    Option A - keep and refurbish all four of the tower blocks, and replace the remaining housing.
    Option B - keep and refurbish Madingley and Brinkley and replace all other housing.
    Option C - replace all of the housing on the estate.

    Details of the three shortlisted options can be found online at www.kingston.gov.uk/CREregen

    The consultation process ran for two months, starting at the beginning of September 2016,
    and ending in October 2016, and used a survey to capture residents’ views and
    feedback.

    You said
    A total of 416 responses were received, with 361 valid responses.

    Most residents (54%) were in favour of regeneration. 18% of residents were explicitly against regeneration.

    In the written section of the survey, the majority of respondents expressed a favoured option, but many did not.

    Of those who expressed a viewpoint, option C was the most favoured option.

    Of the residents who did not state a strong viewpoint on the options, comments on their surveys indicated that a third were in favour of regeneration, a third were against and a third didn’t mind or were unclear.


    We did

    The council has made the following commitments to residents:

    1. We will keep or re-provide the same number of homes for council tenants with a secure tenancy.
    2. We will provide opportunities for leaseholders and freeholders living on the estate to move into one of the new homes.
    3. We will offer market value for homes owned by leaseholders and freeholders if their properties are scheduled for redevelopment.
    4. We will offer financial assistance to residents who need to move home in accordance with the council’s decant policies.
    5. We will engage with all residents at all stages of the programme, discussing with them the next
    steps, the options if they need to move home and involving them in the design of new homes and the estates improvements.
    6. We will support vulnerable tenants if they need to move home.

    A Resident Regeneration Team has now been set up to be part of the process as plans develop. This will ensure residents views are heard throughout the project. For more information please read our CRE questions and answers.