The National Housing Federation (NHF) has called for limits to estate regeneration ballots in London, while backing the idea in principle. In its response to a consultation by Sadiq Khan on plans to introduce ballots for estate resident on regeneration schemes in order to access mayor funding, the NHF said it would back the proposal. But the NHF also recommends the scope of any future ballot be restricted to the offer being made to existing residents and a commitment to on-going engagement. It also recommends a ballot only be required where the number of homes to be demolished exceeds a percentage of the total number of homes on the estate, and calls for further discussion about setting the appropriate level. And it also calls for GLA match funding to be made available for early development of regeneration plans up until the point of a resident ballot, which would then … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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Jamie Hailstone is senior reporter – NewStart