Croydon joins Haringey in opposing Labour Party policy
06/10/2017 16:49:00......Posted by Mario Creatura
A few week's ago, at Labour Party conference Jeremy Corbyn announced that under a Labour government those who live on an estate earmarked for development 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 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.
I recently asked Labour's Cabinet Member in charge of housing, Cllr Alison Butler, if she could please outline Croydon Council's position on what is now official Labour Party policy.
Were this policy to be enacted, I asked if she could please list any local developments since 2014 (including those of Brick by Brick) that this would apply to?
Cllr Butler today replied:
I am pleased to hear that Cllr Creatura listened so closely to Jeremy Corbyn, the
Leader of the Labour Party’s speech at conference.
Jeremy said many positive things about housing and did indeed make a statement
about developments in which residents have to leave their homes in order for sites to be redeveloped. Croydon has not done this, nor do we currently have any proposals to do so.