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Wendling and St Stephens Close ballot now underway

A ballot that asks residents if they are in favour of the proposed redevelopment of the Wendling and St Stephen’s Close Estate opened on the 21 June.

The ballot will stay open from 21 June and close on 15 July, with residents being asked to vote Yes or No for redevelopment of the Wendling and St Stephens Close Estate.

The existing estate was built in the 1960's and the proposed regeneration will address long standing issues such as low energy efficiency, common defects with leaks, blockages and heating systems, overcrowding, a poor estate layout and a disconnection from the surrounding streets.  

The redevelopment proposals have been made together with residents living on the estate and include building a new home for every household. 

In order to address the issues highlighted to us by residents, our proposals for the regeneration include:

  • Between 650 and 750 spacious and modern new homes, including replacement of the existing council homes
  • No loss of council homes and at least 40% of the new homes will be genuinely affordable homes, including new council homes and homes available at Camden Living Rent
  • Design principles for all homes that include a larger floor area, better kitchens, more storage, improved accessibility, secure common areas and access to a private balcony, terrace, or garden for every home
  • New community facilities on the estate and nearby, shops and open spaces including communal gardens, play space and safer streets with improved connections and accessibility.

The photo on the left shows Maureen, the first resident to cast their vote at the ballot box located on site!

Voter turnout so far has been great with 43% of residents casting their vote in the first two weeks of voting.

We will be holding several pop-up events on the estate to ensure residents have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the development process.

If residents do vote in favour of the regeneration in the ballot, all tenants will have the option to move into a newly built home that is the right size for their family.

The results of the ballot are due to shared with residents shortly after the closing date on the 15th July, so look out for further updates as the ballot progresses!