A NEW era may soon begin for residents on the Dean Gardens Estate in West Ealing.
Ealing Council's cabinet has agreed to a major redevelopment of the estate, which sits on Northfield Avenue, following a meeting on Tuesday night.
Council officers were given approval to start the search for a development partner to regenerate the estate, which has 209 homes and was one of 34 estates reviewed in 2007 to give the council a better understanding of residents' regeneration needs.
The review showed that Dean Gardens residents had 'low satisfaction' with their homes and the estate in general.
Other key findings showed that residents did not feel safe after dark and were concerned about drug use, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour. Residents also commented on the lack of family-sized homes.
Councillor Will Brooks, cabinet member for housing, said: "The plans to regenerate Dean Gardens Estate can now start in earnest. We know from residents' feedback that they want to see this estate revitalised and improved in many different areas.
"That is what the council is striving to do and we will continue working with local residents and businesses to ensure they are at the heart of these exciting plans."
Ealing Council will start consulting local residents and stakeholders next month about the regeneration plans and this initial round of consultation will last until approximately Spring 2010.
It is hoped that the council will appoint a development partner in early 2011.