Estate residents say they need a bigger say in the future of their homes.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan opened a public consultation which proposed giving people on housing estates a ballot which would allow them to decide whether or not their homes were demolished as part of housing regeneration schemes.

The original consultation period was due to close on April 3 but was extended until 5pm yesterday.

The West Hendon Estate is just one example of a regeneration scheme which has faced criticism and backlash from both MPs and tenants living on the estate.

Jasmin Parsons has been living on the estate for 30 years and feels that a ballot for estate residents is simply not enough to protect people living on housing estates.

She said: “Even if people are allowed a ballot to decide whether or not their homes should be demolished there are no real safeguards in place.

“There needs to be a lot more measures in place to protect residents because currently it is left to the developers and the council to make decisions without the residents input.”

Although she voted against the regeneration Ms Parsons said that when the plans were proposed originally residents did vote in favour of proposals to rebuild the West Hendon Estate on the promise that all residents would be given a home.

Ms Parsons added: “The regeneration is destroying the community completely, it’s been totally disruptive, we should have been given compensation for living on a building site.

“The whole West Hendon project was turned completely on its head.”

In 2015, residents claimed that Barratt Homes who were in charge of the project offered them £175,000 for a two-bedroom flat and £115,000 for a one-bedroom flat under compulsory purchasing powers.

Barratt Homes says that leaseholder negotiations were settled around £215,000 for a 2 bed and £165,000 for a 1 bed, plus statutory compensation, after a "rigorous" independent valuation exercise.

Ms Parsons added: “Compulsory purchase orders are legalised theft.”

“The ballots should be introduced but they need to be introduced properly with proper safeguards and remits.”

Figures from YouGov in March revealed that people in London were overwhelmingly in favour of being given the opportunity to have a say on the future of their social homes with 64 per cent of Londoners saying they want to be given the chance to vote on whether their homes should be demolished as part of regeneration projects.

Speaking about the votes Mr Khan said: “By involving residents and putting social housing first, we can make sure plans for estate regeneration help build a city for all Londoners.”