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Civica Election Services helps Poplar HARCA gain strong turnout for regeneration ballot

Civica Election Services (CES) delivers the largest and most ambitious regeneration ballot to date, with a strong turnout providing a clear mandate for Poplar HARCA’s regeneration proposal for the Teviot Estate in London.

In July 2018, London Mayor Sadiq Khan introduced Section 8 of the GLA Capital Funding Guide, requiring resident ballots to be carried out for proposed major social housing estate regeneration schemes before they can receive City Hall funding. The ballot asks whether eligible residents agree with the estate regeneration proposal detailed in a formalised landlord offer document.

While they may share some characteristics, there is no simple way to define what constitutes a social housing estate. No estate is the same and each project has its own specific requirements and considerations.

In order to deliver their ambitious project, Poplar HARCA (Housing and Regeneration Community Association), appointed CES to plan and administerthe resident ballot for the proposed regeneration of the Teviot Estate in Poplar, East London.

Outcomes 

  • Successful delivery of the largest and most ambitious regeneration ballot to date 
  • 81% turnout of eligible residents 
  • 86% approval of Poplar HARCA’s regeneration proposals

Thank you to the CES team for all your help with the ballot. Really enjoyable experience from start to finish. We are obviously extremely pleased with the turnout and results and look forward to starting the next steps and continuing to work with the residents!
Paul Dooley, Director of Estate Regeneration, Poplar HARCA

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