The Cambridge Road Estate is the largest estate in Kingston Upon Thames and comprises 832 homes. The Council is proposing to redevelop the estate, creating a new neighbourhood of approximately 1800 homes. There are 633 socially rented households on the estate and the Council has promised to re-provide these as part of the regeneration. There are also around 100 households in temporary accommodation.
There are three active resident groups on the estate which work together and have a strong community voice. A wide range of community activities take place on the estate in Piper Hall and the Archway Centre. A popular annual fun day also takes place on Madingley Green. One of the challenges of the regeneration is safeguarding all the community activity that residents currently generate.
NewmanFrancis were appointed as the Independent Tenants and Homeowners Advice Service in September 2017 to provide impartial and independent advice to residents on the Cambridge Road Estate, to advocate for residents and make sure that the community is involved in the regeneration process.
NewmanFrancis is working closely with the Cambridge Road Estate Residents Steering Group (RSG) which meets with the Council on a regular basis. The RSG is very committed and well informed and ensures that residents’ concerns are being answered, and that residents are influencing what goes on.
Residents’ views about the regeneration vary. Many residents are looking forward to change and new homes that will meet the needs of their household. However, many residents are also concerned about the challenge of the impact of a significant increase in density in what is already the most densely populated part of Kingston
The Council is currently going through the process of appointing a joint venture partner. NewmanFrancis has supported residents in getting involved and having significant input into this process.
NewmanFrancis is also undertaking regular outreach and home visits on Cambridge Road Estate to make sure that residents are fully aware of their rights and options, and that the Council is aware of any ongoing issues.
To find out the latest news about the regeneration of CRE, you can visit the Kingston Counci’s website via the following web link: https://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200154/planning_and_building_control/1345/latest_news_on_cre
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