People living on a housing estate earmarked for redevelopment have called for more of a say in its future.

Residents group St Raphael’s Voice says it is vital for those living on St Raphael’s estate, in Stonebridge, to be heavily involved in any major restructure.

It comes as Brent Council’s cabinet today confirmed that part of the estate – known as the ‘Old Estate’ – will be left out of any future masterplan.

This suggestion was put forward after consultations with residents and St Raphael’s Voice said a similar process should continue going forward.

The group’s chairman, Asif Zamir, said: “We need to do so much more, but we have no resources to do so.

“We want to have structured engagement run by St Raphael’s Voice independently with residents and request that Brent Council commits to providing a budget specifically for the board and for this purpose.”

Mr Zamir added the group will continue to hold the council to account throughout any redevelopment process and called on it to hold larger engagement events.

“We have made a real effort to create a positive vibe in the estate alongside the council – listening to our neighbours, helping address their fears, harnessing social media and other means to pass on important information,” he said.

“We want to ensure that the council conduct meaningful engagement with all residents and, regardless of tenure, offer the best outcomes possible for everyone. We are one community and one voice.”

The council’s cabinet agreed to start working on “improvement plans” for St Raphael’s last year.

This would cover both infill development and redevelopment and it was agreed that residents would be balloted on the overall outcome.

The latest decision means only the main part of the estate – what the council says is known as ‘St Raphael’s’ – will be affected.

According to a council report, around 70 per cent of homes on this part of the estate are council owned.

On two sections in the ‘Old Estate’, the level of council homes is at roughly 48 per cent and 14 per cent.

Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, said it “makes sense” for residents to “have a voice” on any redevelopment plans.