Our resident-led vision for our future neighbourhood
Our vision is for Notting Dale to become the UK’s largest eco-neighbourhood, putting a green recovery at the heart of Grenfell recovery.
Why Notting Dale ward?
Notting Dale ward is where the Grenfell Tower tragedy occurred on the 14th June 2017.
The diverse social make-up of the area includes significant inequalities in income, health, and employment outcomes.
Notting Dale ward lies in an area of high climate risk
The area is heavily exposed to climate change, making it vulnerable to it’s catastrophic impacts. These impacts vary from physical consequences: flooding or heatwaves, to social factors that affect society’s ability to cope with and respond to extreme events.
The ward is also affected by Critical Drainage Areas
Drainage infrastructure is not prepared for climate change, and therefore climate adaptation is an immediate priority. In July 2021 flash flooding destroyed the homes of 25 residents.
The area also has a deficiency in access to nature and poor quality of biodiversity
Most homes in the ward are over a 1km walking distances from Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs). Traffic in main roads exacerbates poor air quality, alongside a lack of biodiversity that affects the area.
What have we done so far?
Engaged with 100s of residents
Secured support from all levels of government for Lancaster West to become a model 21st century estate that is carbon-neutral by 2030.
Delivered Kensington and Chelsea's first low-energy council home in the ward.
Built widespread support for the Notting Dale Heat Network that will generate clean, green, local energy.
Co-design and co-delivery
Building on our track record of engaging with local residents, through the Future Neighbourhood programme we plan to engage:
Directly with 10% of residents (~854)
Indirectly with at least 50% of residents through new or existing engagement structures
We will focus on engaging underrepresented and seldom heard groups, who have been disproportionally affected by the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
What will our Future Neighbourhood deliver?
Taking a fabric first approach to decarbonising buildings, we will provide clean, green, local energy
We will improve air quality, health and wellbeing, and grow a network of “garden estates” and green corridors
We'll co-design with residents a strategy to ensure we deliver a thriving, local, circular economy, with new jobs, skills and high levels of engagement