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Clichy Estate

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The council is looking closely at the future of the Clichy Estate to find ways to provide more safe and secure housing for its residents. This is part of our work to deliver 2,000 new homes by 2022.

We are considering a number of options and the input of residents is essential. In July, two drop-in sessions were held at Stepney City Farm to give those who live on the estate the opportunity to tell us what matters to them about their community. More than 80 residents attended. In the coming months, we will be keeping this webpage updated with details of future events and with news about the project. 

Why does the council need to build more homes?

Why Clichy?

How can I have my say?

Upcoming events

Key documents

 

Why does the council need to build more homes?

The average cost of renting a flat in Tower Hamlets is now more than the average household income. There are already more than 19,000 households on the housing register in need of an affordable home and over 2,000 households living in temporary accommodation. Although more new homes were built in Tower Hamlets in 2018 than anywhere else in the UK, the average price is now 22 times the average salary, so our residents often can’t afford to buy them.

In response, the council has committed to delivering 2,000 new council homes by 2022. These genuinely affordable homes will include properties big enough for families. One in ten will be wheelchair accessible.

At just eight square miles, space to build in Tower Hamlets is in short supply. We’re making the most of land that we already own, including buildings no longer used as they once were.

But that isn’t enough. We also need to look closely at whether there is room for us to increase the number of homes on existing estates.

We can do this by finding ‘infill sites’ or gaps on estates where new buildings can go. We’re also looking carefully to see if we can redevelop existing estates to replace older buildings with ones that are modern, better designed and crucially, that provide more council homes for our residents.

Why Clichy?

We have looked closely at all the estates across the borough to identify where there is the best opportunity to increase the amount of council housing. We found that not only does the Clichy Estate have room to accommodate new homes, there will be space for a new mosque, community facilities and improved open spaces.

Before any work begins, you will be given a vote on whether the project should go ahead. Before we get to that stage, we’re looking at what the different options might look like. We would welcome your input to help us shape our plans.

 

Clichy Estate consultation area map

The area covered my the consultation into the future of the Clichy Estate

How can I have my say?

You can contact the project team at any time to ask questions or to offer your views by emailing ClichyEstate@towerhamlets.gov.uk

We've also planned a series of events that are your opportunity to have your say and to receive information from the project team. We’ve tried to organise them on different days and at different times to make sure as many residents as possible can attend.

The sessions are run on a drop in basis so please feel free to arrive at any time.

Translators will be available at every event. If you or someone you know has special requirements that you need us to be aware of ahead of a session, please let us know. 

Upcoming events

28 August 2019

10am to 7pm

Stifford Centre

2-6 Cressy Place

E1 3JG

All residents

A general information session for all residents where it will be possible to have one to one conversations with a member of the project team.

 

31 August 2019

10am to 1pm

Stifford Centre

2-6 Cressy Place

E1 3JG

All residents

A session focused on what the design of any new buildings could look like. Your chance to influence the plans and meet the architects and design team.

25 September 2019

10am to 7pm

Harford Centre

115 Harford Street

E1 4FG

Female residents

This session will be staffed by women from the project team and is an opportunity for female residents of the estate to have their say in a supportive environment.

25 September 2019

4pm to 9pm

Haileybury Youth Centre (Dance studio)

2 Ben Jonson Road

E1 3NN

Young people

A session for residents of the estate who are aged between 13 and 18 looking at what more can be done to make it a great place to grow up.

26 September 2019

10am to 7pm

Harford Centre

115 Harford Street

E1 4FG

Older people and vulnerable adults

A session for older residents and residents who are registered as disabled. Please let the project team know if you need any adjustments made to help you to attend.

26 September 2019

5pm to 7pm

Harford Centre

115 Harford Street

E1 4FG

All residents

A general information session for all residents. The views you put forward at this meeting will be used in the creation of a residents’ design charter.

 

28 September 2019

10am to 1pm

Stepney City Farm

Stepney Way

E1 3DG

All residents

A further opportunity to meet the architects and design where you will be encouraged to help them shape their ideas for the estate.

30/31 October 2019

Time TBC

Harford Centre

115 Harford Street

E1 4FG

All residents

A further opportunity to meet the architects and design team and to hear how we have responded to feedback from earlier events. Details of timings will be published closer to the time.

 

Key documents

We want you to be able to refer to key documents in your own time. Wherever possible, we will upload copies to this website to allow you to download them. 

Letters to residents

Letter sent on 20 June 2019

Newsletters

August 2019 - 01