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Barnet Bugle and the New Statesman: West Hendon Compulsory Purchase Inquiry

"Video: West Hendon CPO Inquiry, January 2015: All in one place"

"Wed 28th Jan 2015: Day Six - Complete footage, bar first ten minutes missing plus the testimony of Cllr Ross Houston (12pm until lunch) as we had to pop out and left the camera in the hands of some Labour folk who then collectively forgot to press the button to record their own Housing Spokesman."

Link to New Statesman
"How council promises have fallen away, leaving the West Hendon estate in dire straits"
"In 2002 the council, partnering with private sector housing developers, embarked on the 25-year-long programme, claiming in a report that the scheme will address the 'fundamental problems' faced on the estate 'including high levels of deprivation, poor layout and design, environmental degradation, lack of integration with local area and long term sustainability'.

"But when the regeneration was touted to residents they expressed concerns – principally over its scale, security and cost. Eventually, off the back of numerous promises made in a pledge document, they agreed to the scheme. Among other commitments, the pledge stated that all current residents could stay, while leaseholders wanting to leave would be given market value for their homes.

"Over a decade later the council's promises have slowly filtered away. The social housing allocation has been reduced from 40 per cent to 25 per cent, secure tenants waiting for their new homes have been relocated to a half-built tower block, leaseholders have been offered paltry sums for their homes and all non-secure tenants face eviction, some pushed into the private sector, others relocated miles away from their friends and families.

"With significant rises to the annual service charge and parking permit, most of those wanting to stay simply can't afford it."

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