The 'neighbourhood' in our name refers to the geographic area in which we will be situated. We are committed to becoming an integrated, engaged and helpful neighbour in this neighbourhood

Neighbourhood also refers to the idea of a 'Lifetime Neighbourhood'. Below we lay out what a Lifetime Neighbourhood means for LCNC. We have used the London Tenants Federation
definition of a Lifetime Neighbourhood as our starting point and adapted it to reflect LCNC.

LCNC's Lifetime Neighbourhood

Communal spaces, facilities, services and activities – well run and community-led, accessible, fairly priced and relevant to all areas of the community and neighbourhood

These include

    Community centre and meeting  places

    Amenities for young people and support for them to engage with/use?

    Wide range of social amenities and facilities accessible, fairly priced and inclusive

    Locally based services such as health, education, leisure and work space and non for profit financial services economic needs

    Well designed (by children) and well maintained car-free play spaces for children

    well equipped and well managed common, parts parks and green spaces

    safe clean and living streets alive with neighbours of all ages, projects, and nature and public realm (including building frontages and interfaces)

    accessible, fair priced and     extensive public transport links

    respect for heritage and the conservation of the character of local neighbourhoods

    access to allotments or outdoor spaces for food growing and community gardens

    a vibrant and relevant local economy providing small (workshops) workspaces? and sustainable good quality jobs

    local shopping parades and corner shops

    funding for community -led projects and initiatives

    nearby spaces and zones on the     edges of communities for specific specialist needs ie. local town     centres, major leisure facilities, green belt

Homes that meet our lifetime needs:

    well designed

    adaptable 'lifetime homes' – change as people's' needs and family changes

    Universal building standards

    Homes that reach Sustainable Building Code 6 or higher

    space standards to support more people living more densely in the city

    allocations policy that reflect the intergenerational nature of society and community need

    housing supply reflecting need rather than market

    Fair rent reflecting living wages not market

    high standards of management and maintenance

    low tech technologies that people can easily maintain with little training that supply the needs of tenants from the local area

Good consultation, democratic accountability and empowerment of communities:

    democratic and accountable structures that involve residents and users at all levels of decision making about homes and communities

    LA engage in proper consultation before decisions made!

    Real involvement in decision making from initial idea to final product so all have sense of ownership

    support for and development of vibrant local self-organised grassroots networks of social co-operation, solidarity and mutual aid

    neighbourhoods to enable people to represent themselves and govern own community

All Londoners should be able to enjoy a good quality environment in an active and supportive local neighbourhoods. Ensuring this means planning for lifetime neighbourhoods in which communities are in charge of their own budgets and drive change forward, in which works spaces, social and communal facilities, streets parks and open spaces, local services, homes and public transport are fairly costed and accessible to everyone now and for future generations.






London Community Neighbourhood Co-operative Limited is Registered as a Co-operative Society with the FSA No 31888R.

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