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Great Estates Programme

Great Estates Guarantee - consultation now live. You can share your views here. Consultation closes 18 October 2020

The Council Plan 2018-2022 includes commitments to launch a Great Estates Programme which guarantees that every estate is clean, safe and cared for and to give residents the tools to garden and improve their estate. The Great Estates Programme is about:

  • celebrating and affirming our council estates for the long-term
  • highlighting the positives as a landlord, but also setting a higher standard
  • identifying new ways to improve the look, feel and lived experience of our estates

This includes an “expand and enrich” approach:

  • expand - identifying appropriate sites on our estates for building new council homes
  • enrich - finding new ways of working with residents to improve the look, feel and lived experience of our estates

Great Estates guarantee and commitments

As part of the Great Estates Programme, the council will agree a set of Great Estates Guarantee and Commitments to ensure the basics are being done well and a clear set of expectations for the council and residents. This will help ensure the council and our residents are working effectively together to make our estates clean, safe and cared for.

The Great Estates Guarantee

The council is making a number of commitments and we guarantee to meet the set of baseline standards we've agreed. We know that we can do more by working together with our residents and we'd like to know your thoughts on the commitments we're asking of you. We know each estate will have different priorities and our residents may be interested in some areas more than others.

We want to hear your views, whether general or specific, about the commitments we're proposing. Please visit our consultation page to find out more about our commitments and submit your ideas.

The Great Estates guide

The Great Estates guide (pdf, 3.2mb) provides a series of case studies to help inform the development of Estate Improvement Plans. It's a living document which is regularly updated to highlight the art of the possible. It includes excellent case studies from Southwark and surrounding areas, such as gardening and food growing, painting and lighting, cleanliness, new kinds of signage and wayfinding through to public art. We're also very excited to hear residents’ ideas about other examples we should include within this guide.

You can contact us via email.

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Page last updated: 02 September 2020

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