CARPENTERS RESIDENTS STEERING GROUP
“The official recognized body for consultation on the estate”
Invitation to a Public Meeting on ‘The Future of our Estate, to all our fellow residents on the estate
7pm Monday 24th September 2012
At the Carpenters TMO Community Hall
On 11th September, after nearly 10 months of delay, no real consultation or negotiation with estate residents, UCL finally made a presentation to set out their development intentions to our Residents Steering Group (RSG). The UCL presentation spoke about their own vision but made not one single reference to the needs or aspirations of our community. The UCL proposal involves the complete removal of our Carpenters Estate community, including all the low rise homes. UCL were also unclear how much, if any, affordable social rented housing might possibly be available in any future development on the Carpenters site that residents might be able to return to. Finally, our RSG rejected the UCL proposals as being unfair, contrary to our community’s wishes to reatin our cohesive community and unable to comply with the promises set out in the Residents Charter. We have demanded that UCL withdraw their interest in our Estate and look for another site.
Speakers at the public meeting:
– Warren Lubin (Vice Chair of the RSG) who will explain why the RSG have rejected the UCL proposal and consult you to tell us what you think.
– Professor Malcolm Grant (Provost of UCL) will put the case for UCL and answer questions from he residents. (UCL may field a different speaker).
*Update: CARP has found out that the speaker will be Rex Knight, the Vice-Provost of UCL.
– Our independent Housing Advisor Tony Bird of TPAS will be in attendance.