Housing Regeneration in Sutton
Current Housing Regeneration issues
Sutton and Cheam Labour is currently monitoring the potential impact of Housing Regeneration proposals in Sutton. There are 3 current issues:
1. At present there is a proposal for redevelopment of the Beech Tree Close Council housing development which has a number of elderly Council Tenants.
We are very concerned over the following issues:
The current proposal looks out of all proportion to what should be allowed on the site and thus the current proposals should be rejected.
Have tenants and leaseholders given full consent through a proper consent process and if GLA money is going to be spent on the site has there been a proper ballot of tenants as per Mayor of London guidance?
2. The Council will in September be considering the future of the Elm Grove estate in Sutton Town Centre. Current details on that is here.
3. The Council is also likely to be looking at some smaller Council estates where there old garages that are not in use and seek to build infill developments on the site. Whilst this is a good alternative to full-scale regeneration, it does require early and comprehensive resident consultation before any decisions.
Future Housing Regeneration issues in Sutton
A number of estates in the borough could be a affected by this and all of them are listed here. Places affected include:
- Beech Tree Place
- Benhill Estate
- Chaucer Estate
- Collingwood Estate
- Elm Grove Estate
- Rosebery Gardens
- Rosehill Court
- Sutton Court
Labour in Sutton believes that Sutton Council should not just only fully legally ballot tenants and leaseholders on GLA funded Housing Regeneration but also on any Regeneration proposal. Labour called for this in our 2014 Sutton Local Plan submission and in our 2018 Local Manifesto so we have been totally consistent on this issue for many years, unlike some of the other Parties.