PLANS for a massive regeneration of four estates are being taken forward.

The four estates Heathside Estate and Lethbridge Close, Deptford High Street and Convoys, Milford Towers and North Downham Estate were chosen a year ago as part of the borough's commitment to ensure all social housing was in a decent condition by 2010.

Councillors are now expected to approve the next stage of the multi-million pound improvements at a mayor and cabinet meeting at Lewisham town hall, Catford Road, Catford, tonight at 6.30pm.

An independent survey has already taken place on the Heathside and Lethbridge Close estates, both located next to Lewisham Road.

There was a response rate of 63 per cent.

More than 60 per cent of respondents were in favour of demolishing their block, with 75 per cent wanting to return to newly-provided homes. The council is now expected to look for a development partner.

Milford Towers, which is in the heart of Catford shopping area and made up of three and four-storey blocks constructed in the early 1970s, could be completely rebuilt or, alternatively, undergo a £10.6 million refurbishment.

An independent survey to examine residents' views about the estate is expected to get the go-ahead.

The Deptford High Street and Convoys area, which falls within the top 10 per cent of the most deprived wards in the country, could see more than 370 flats given a revamp.

Feasibility studies and outline planning applications are being considered.

And the North Downham Estate, which also falls within the top 10 per cent of the country's most deprived wards, could see 860 homes rebuilt.