Jeremy Corbyn and Mayor Sadiq Khan visited families in the "shocking" West Hendon estate development as new regeneration guidelines were announced.

The Mayor of London said he was "shocked" by the controversial West Hendon estate in a visit where he and the Labour leader met residents and announced new guidelines for estate regeneration in the capital.

The new guidelines will mean that City Hall will only provide funding for a regeneration if tenants vote in favour of it, and if there is no loss of social housing.

The Mayor said he found the state of homes in West Hendon "shocking" and believes the people on the estate should have been given a greater level of consultation.

He said: "They have been completely let down by the council.

"We are launching the first ever estate regeneration guide and it was important to come here as an example of what not to do."

Mayor Khan added that he was only able to call in "strategic" planning applications, which is why he has not attempted to overturn the decision to build the Ark Pioneer Academy in High Barnet.

In response to Barnet Council's recent motion that Mayor Khan is "bad for Barnet", he said: "they should spent more time listening to their residents.

"It is a badge of honour that Barnet Council do not like me."

The new guidelines received 2,000 responses from Londoners during the formal consultation last year, which showed support for the commitment to ensure no loss of social housing in any estate regeneration and the endeavour to increase affordable housing.

The guidelines also suggest councils give full rights to remain or return for tenants and a fair deal for leaseholders and freeholders who homes will be affected.

Mr Corbyn said: "I am here to support Barnet Labour and their desire to give local residents a vote and a say in terms of what goes on.

"Labour is committed to giving residents the right to a ballot across the country so that when we're in government we can deliver real regeneration for the many not the few."

Also in attendance were Andrew Dismore, London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden, Barnet Labour leader Cllr Barry Rawlings, and councillors Ross Houston and Adam Langleben.

Cllr Dan Thomas, chairman of Barnet Council's assets, growth and regeneration committee, said: "In 2002, 74 per cent of West Hendon residents backed the plans for regenerating the estate. Since then, we have consulted with residents extensively throughout that period and used what we have learned to improve our approach. 

"We're committed to listening to residents when we're forming our plans. However, it is important that progress on our long-standing schemes, such as West Hendon, continues so that we can deliver the decent quality housing our residents deserve.

"Our residents shouldn't have to wait any longer for their homes to be regenerated in order to accommodate these latest proposals."