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Decision details

Achilles Street Estate Regeneration Ballot Results

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Housing, Councillor Paul Bell, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:


(1) the results be noted of the Resident Ballot for Estate Regeneration on the

Achilles Street Estate, where 72.8% of residents who voted, voted “Yes” with

a turnout of 92%.


(2) the Council and Lewisham Homes should now develop the proposals for

regenerating the Achilles Street Estate in line with the information set out in

the Council’s Landlord Offer to residents, that was agreed by Mayor and

Cabinet in September 2019;


(3) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Housing Regeneration

and Environment to carry out a statutory s105 consultation on the proposals

for regenerating the Achilles Street Estate with the results of that consultation

being reported back to Mayor and Cabinet for consideration.


(4) engagement is continuing with residents on the estate as set out;


(5) repairs will continue to take place on the estate, and that Lewisham

Homes are currently working to assess what essential works may be required

should demolition take place as proposed;


(6) new secure lettings be stopped on the Council properties in Azalea House,

Austin House, Fenton House and 363 New Cross Road, and to use any voids

that arise for temporary accommodation for homeless households or other

residential uses as identified by the Council’s housing services; and


(7) a further report be presented setting out the position and requirements for

the residential and commercial land assembly.


Publication date: 16/01/2020

Date of decision: 15/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Mayor and Cabinet

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