A number of housing blocks will be demolished after residents agreed to the council’s regeneration proposals.

Those living on the South Kilburn estate voted ‘yes’ in a resident referendum – the largest ever conducted in London – asking if the area’s regeneration should continue.

Brent Council said 72 per cent of eligible residents took part in the referendum, with 84 per cent of these backing the plans.

It means 17 housing blocks will be knocked down and rebuilt, with further improvement works to parks and roads planned as part of the scheme.

Cllr Shama Tatler, cabinet member responsible for regeneration, property and planning at Brent Council, said: “The community has always been at the heart of plans to improve South Kilburn, so it is only right that local people had the final say on the future of their neighbourhood.

“Over the past ten years we have carried out a tremendous amount of work alongside residents, listening to their views and ensuring these are prioritised.

“That will continue to be the case as the award-winning regeneration programme moves forward.”

All current tenants are guaranteed to get a modern, safe and comfortable home on the rebuilt estate if they want one.

Leaseholders can choose to leave the estate with a market value payment for their home or stay with a share of the equity in one of the new homes.

Those living in temporary accommodation will be entitled to a secure tenancy in a new home on the estate when one becomes available.

Campaigners who urged residents to vote ‘no’ in the ballot said they still believe the regeneration proposals are inadequate.

They called for more council homes to be built in the area and for the quality of new housing on the estate to be of a “high standard”.

Pete Firmin, an activist for council tenants, said: ““The council should call it to a halt until all the issues are addressed and it can come back with a better deal.

“Officers are presenting it as offering up brand-new flats without highlighting any of the downsides.”