The estate regeneration programme was agreed in principle in 2012 and the Cabinet voted to progress the programme in December 2014. There are a number of drivers that initially led to the estate regeneration programme, including improving the standard of housing provided in Lambeth bringing it up to the Lambeth Housing Standard and, now more acutely than before, the ever growing demand for council housing and housing in general.
It is important to reiterate that the way in which Lambeth Council achieves its housing goals needs to take account of the economic reality of what can or cannot be delivered and where its delivery will have most benefit. This includes making the most of the land available. The Cabinet will consider this alongside feedback from the estate’s residents.
 Lambeth Housing Standard (LHS): In 2012 the Council agreed to bring all homes in Lambeth up to the Lambeth Housing Standard (LHS) with works to make them warm, dry and safe and include the Government Decent Homes Standard. The LHS was co-produced with residents. It was estimated that the LHS programme would cost £490m based on a sample survey. Of the £490m required, the Council estimated in 2012 that it was able to fund £431m through a combination of borrowing and grants. The programme was scheduled to take five years to complete.
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