Understanding Woodberry Down

This report summarises a social impact assessment carried out in summer 2023 on Woodberry Down. It looks at the experiences, attitudes and everyday life of people living on Woodberry Down alongside the impact of the regeneration programme, 15 years after it began. Over 70 percent of the planned new homes have now been built and the area is changing from a local authority housing estate to a more mixed area of north London.

The assessment was commissioned by Notting Hill Genesis, one of the regeneration partners. It repeats research carried out in 2019-20, and uses a social impact framework that was co-created at that time with all the regeneration partners.

The framework captures residents’ perceptions of belonging, wellbeing and relationships with neighbours and between people from different backgrounds. It explores how the built environment and local services promote community life, whether people feel that they can influence local decisions and how they come together to take action to improve the area.

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