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Am I missing something or would this apply to the decanting of tenants under the proposed HDV, and to the wishes of the people of Crouch End who have submitted 393 and 86 objections to theHornsey Town Hall Scheme where small businesses will be evicted. Both schemes which seem designed for the benefit of LendLease and FEC both massive private developers and property speculators. Let's have "a ballot of existing tenants and leaseholders".
"After Grenfell we must think again about what are called regeneration schemes.
Regeneration is a much abused word.
Too often what it really means is forced gentrification and social cleansing, as private developers move in and tenants and leaseholders are moved out.
We are very clear: we will stop the cuts to social security.
But we need to go further, as conference decided yesterday.
So when councils come forward with proposals for regeneration, we will put down two markers based on one simple principle:
Regeneration under a Labour government will be for the benefit of the local people, not private developers, not property speculators.
First, people who live on an estate that’s redeveloped must get a home on the same site and the same terms as before.
No social cleansing, no jacking up rents, no exorbitant ground rents.
And second councils will have to win a ballot of existing tenants and leaseholders before any redevelopment scheme can take place.
Real regeneration, yes, but for the many not the few."
HERE (below) is the key, two-minute excerpt.
Some New Labour Cabinet members believe it supports the HDV.
Although the part about balloting tenants and Leaseholders, seems to causes Cllr. Strickland to refer to the Mayor's policies, rather than his Party leader.
In my opinion, this now seals the fate of the current administration.
the Hapless Trio, tweeting as CrouchEndLabour,
"liked" the suggestion that the HDV is a creative response: