We need to provide more homes, more affordably, in locations where people want to live and work. Housing-led regeneration has come to the fore to meet this need.

Housing-led regeneration can be either for the purposes of densification (providing housing for more people in the same area of land), or replacing life-expired system-built blocks, providing private and affordable housing. 

Gaining the support of residents and leaseholders is central to successful estate renewal and our team is experienced in engagement and negotiation to acquire land by agreement. However, it is not always possible to deliver all the required land by agreement and the Government encourages the use of compulsory purchase powers where it is appropriate and justified. 


Our team is expert in the seeking, securing and use of compulsory purchase powers, but remains acutely aware of the concern and uncertainty that the process can impose on affected residents and owners. Our teams are trained in dealing with affected parties in an open, transparent and respectful way that builds positive relationships and maintains dialogue in what can become a contentious and adversarial process if not handled carefully. 

Effective engagement with residents and leaseholders has always been a fundamental step in this sort of regeneration, but has come even more to the fore following recent decisions relating to CPO on estate renewal projects. 

Our experience in this area spans numerous major housing renewal schemes across multiple local authority areas. 

@ Jon Pinkerton
Jon Pinkerton
BSc (Hons) MRICS
020 7298 1827 email me about Jon
@ Paul Astbury
Paul Astbury
Head of Regeneration
020 7518 3328 email me about Paul

Jon leads the Carter Jonas London development team, providing strategic development advice, feasibility and viability studies, acquisition, disposal and marketing advice and advice on structuring and procuring development partnerships. He has 30 years’ experience, working initially in local government and then in consultancy at Donaldsons, Knight Frank and GL Hearn.

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