§ Mr. Summerson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when the tenants of the Cathall road, Boundary road, Oliver close and Chingford hall estates in Waltham Forest will have the opportunity to vote for the establishment of a housing action trust.
§ Sir George Young
At a recent meeting, the joint steering group of tenant representatives proposed that a ballot of tenants on the proposal for a trust to redevelop the estates should begin on 13 July. The London borough of Waltham Forest has already confirmed that, if a trust is established after tenants vote in favour, they will fully support its implementation.
In view of the very high level of agreement that has been reached among the parties on how the HAT proposal can best serve the interests of the tenants of the estates, I am happy to confirm that the ballot will begin on the date proposed by tenant representatives.
I hope the tenants of the estates will seize the unique opportunity this proposal offers to transform housing and living conditions on the estates, and bring investment and jobs, in the interests of themselves, their families and the wider community in Waltham Forest.