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Judd Street

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What is the CIP Challenge?

Since 2011 Camden Council has run programmes to sell off land and buildings, move to new offices in Kings Cross, build on council land and brownfield sites and, most controversially, redevelop some of its council estates.

What is going on with Camden's regeneration projects?

In the Community Investment Programme (CIP) large numbers of private homes (with 17% of new council homes) are being built by the Council and marketed as 'The Camden Collection' by Savills.

While these projects take place council homes are filled with property guardians in 'regeneration' blocks as they await demolition. Freedom of information has revealed what has happened with every scheme in Camden so far on our website - CIP Challenge.

Key facts we found about the CIP:

  • Over 400 council homes are being demolished and replaced
  • Only 17% council homes in new housing (minus demolitions)
  • Average 2 years of delays per project
  • Schemes are £36 million more profitable than expected
  • While works take place, nearly 800 years' worth of residents are being displaced to live in other council homes

How can we do things better in future?

Camden Council is currently reviewing the Community Investment Programme so far and putting together options for how to plan, finance and manage future projects.

Cabinet members are due to take a decision on this in September.

But all the options are being discussed behind closed doors in a Labour-only councillor ‘working group’. Even though they include putting our council homes into a ‘strategic partnership’ with a big developer as they have just decided in Haringey.

We don’t want Camden's future to be decided without a proper public debate, which is why we have made a website with full information - the CIP Challenge - and organised this meeting.

We hope we can get proper consultation and influence the Council's final decision by promoting positive alternatives to business as usual. Good ideas including the Camley Street community plans will be presented and a speakers from different areas will talk about projects they have been affected by.

Hosted by Green Councillor Sian Berry, this is a non-party meeting to discuss with Camden's citizens in public what is happening, and what can and should happen next.

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