The social impact of regeneration in South Acton

Acton Gardens LLP, a joint venture between Countryside Properties and L&Q, commissioned research from Social Life and the University of Reading to explore how the South Acton regeneration programme is affecting people living in the local area.

Read the summary here.

The purpose of the research was to explore the social impacts of regeneration, better understand local priorities and needs, and to influence the planning, design and management of future phases of development.

The research findings are a snapshot of how residents are experiencing regeneration relatively early on in the process, when the first phase of new housing has been developed at Acton Gardens and some areas of existing housing are still empty.

The findings are based on a survey of 544 households living on the South Acton Estate, the first phase of Acton Gardens and the streets immediately surrounding the estate. Ten local community groups were also interviewed, and a site survey carried out by an independent architect. The fieldwork was carried out in spring 2015.

Acton Gardens LLP will repeat this assessment every two to three years throughout the regeneration programme.


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