HIGH LANE ESTATE

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High Lane estate

Stage: Preparation

264 homes are earmarked for demolition on Ealing’s High Lane estate in Hanwell.

Located near the river Brent and Brent Valley Park, the estate comprises 264 homes in a mixture of two bed maisonettes and three bed flats, of which 51 households are leasehold owned.

In 2017, Ealing Council resolved to enter into a joint venture agreement with developer Rydon for the redevelopment of the estate.

In order to qualify for Mayoral funding, a ballot was held at the end of 2018 and the majority of those voting voted in favour of the council’s proposals.

A planning application was due to be submitted in March 2020 but as at June 2020 no application has been submitted.

Ealing says that tenants will have a right to return to the redeveloped estate and leaseholders too. But the small print in Ealing’s shared equity offer to leaseholders requires them to invest their personal savings and take out a mortgage if they want to take up the offer (see para 2.2). This was deemed unlawful by the Secretary of State at the 2015 Aylesbury estate CPO inquiry and required Southwark to amend its policy.


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