Question on housing policy
29/09/2017 18:41:00......Posted by Mario Creatura
I today have asked this question of Cllr Alison Butler, the Labour Cabinet Member for Housing in Croydon:
'At this week's Labour Party conference Jeremy Corbyn, your Party Leader, announced that under a Labour government, those who live on an estate earmarked for redevelopment would have to be guaranteed a replacement home at the same site and on the same terms, and no work could take place unless approved by a ballot of existing tenants and leaseholders.
Haringey, a London Labour-run Council, has today said that they would oppose such a measure because a yes/no vote would risk 'oversimplifying a complex issue' citing guidance from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
Whether Labour form a government or not, could the Cabinet Member please outline Croydon Council's position on what is now official Labour Party policy?
Were this policy to be enacted, could the Cabinet Member please list any local developments since 2014 (including those of Brick by Brick) that this would apply to?'
I'll update this blog as soon as she replies.