The People’s Policies

In 2009, over a thousand residents from 83% of all households signed a petition saying no to demolition and demanding that residents should determine the future of their homes.

In 2011, residents from two thirds of all households became Members of WKGGCH, which is dedicated to improving the neighbourhood and to saving the estates by transferring them into community ownership under resident control.

In 2012, 80% of the residents who responded to the Council’s formal consultation on Capco’s redevelopment scheme said they were against demolition.

In 2013, residents from 60% of all households signed a petition to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government requesting that he should refuse consent for the Council to sign the Conditional Land Sale Agreement, which provides for the sale and demolition of the estates.

In 2014, 120 people attended a WKGGCH General Meeting at which 79 Members voted unanimously for WKGGCH to serve a Right to Transfer Proposal Notice on the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham proposing the transfer of the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates to a community-owned housing association.

In 2015, 150 people attended a WKGGCH General Meeting at which our Members voted by 100 to 1 for WKGGCH to serve the Right to Transfer Proposal Notice on LBHF, which WKGGCH subsequently served in August 2015.

In 2015, residents from 57% of all households signed a petition to the Secretary of State requesting that he should allow WKGGCH’s Right to Transfer Proposal to proceed to the next stage.

In 2016, over one hundred residents participated in the creation of The People’s Plan – a vision for improvements and additional new homes as infill and extra storeys to existing buildings.

In 2017, WKGGCH obtained responses to a survey from 502 residents living in 65% of all households. 91% said The People’s Plan was either good or excellent and better or far better than demolition.

In 2018, LBHF registered WKGGCH as the Neighbourhood Forum covering the estates, following our Members’ resolution at the 2017 AGM that WKGGCH should apply to become a Neighbourhood Forum and for the estates to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area.

In 2019, WKGGCH obtained grants from the Government’s localism and community led housing funds to work up proposals for new homes.

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