Review the Earls Court Masterplan and help save our homes!
I’ve lived on the West Kensington estate with my husband and children for 10 years. Since 2009, our home has been under threat of demolition. I started my life here, I used to live in temporary accommodation and this estate is the first place that I feel secure - I don't want to lose that. I love my neighbours and my neighbourhood.
I have neighbours more vulnerable than me, like David Isaac. David, his wife and his two daughters (who study at a local sixth form) could be displaced outside of London if the demolition goes ahead. David is registered blind and a move out of the area would leave him housebound.
The Earls Court Masterplan promises to demolish the 760 homes on the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates and would provide just 11% additional ‘affordable’ housing.
The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, promised during his campaign to review the Earls Court scheme. His spokesperson said: “Sadiq will review the Earl’s Court Masterplan as he has serious reservations about the overall direction the scheme is taking.”
Sadiq’s manifesto says that he will “Require that estate regeneration only takes place where there is resident support, based on full and transparent consultation, and that demolition is only permitted where it does not result in a loss of social housing, or where all other options have been exhausted”.
I want to save the community I care about. The majority of us on the estates have repeatedly said that we do not want this demolition to happen.
Please sign and share our petition to help make sure Sadiq keeps his promise to us and encourage him to save our homes. Whether you live here or not, please support me and my neighbours. This could happen to anyone.
- Mayor of London
Well done on your election as Mayor of London.
We are so pleased that you have promised to use your powers as Mayor to review the Earls Court Masterplan and the demolition of the 760 homes on the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates.
The majority of residents living there have repeatedly said that they are opposed to the plan to needlessly demolish their homes.
You are rightly proud of having grown up on a council estate, please use your powers to save this one and the community that has made it their home.
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