CHIPPENHAM HILLDENE & FARNHAM UPDATE www.havering.gov.uk/askhousing
Neil Stubbings talks to residents
Cabinet give go ahead to regeneration plans At its meeting on Wednesday 12 October Havering Council’s Cabinet agreed the Housing Regeneration Programme should go ahead following three months of consultation with residents.
• Royal Jubilee Court sheltered housing scheme should be redeveloped as an older persons’ village
The Cabinet report agreed that in an early phase of the regeneration programme:
• Delderfield House sheltered housing scheme should be redeveloped for general needs housing and
• Dell Court sheltered housing scheme should be redeveloped as flats for older people
• The Waterloo estate in Romford, including the Queen Street sheltered housing scheme, should be redeveloped for general needs housing • The Oldchurch Gardens estate in Romford should be redeveloped for general needs housing • The Maygreen Crescent and Park Lane estate in Hornchurch, including the Park Lane sheltered housing scheme should be redeveloped for general needs housing • Napier House and New Plymouth House, in Rainham, should be demolished and should be redeveloped for general needs housing
• Brunswick Court sheltered housing scheme should be redeveloped as extra care and dementia care sheltered housing. These proposals and timescales are subject to discussion with the Council’s development partner, following their appointment which is expected to be in late 2017. More information is available at www.havering.gov.uk/Hilldene.
• Serena, Solar and Sunrise sheltered housing scheme, in Hornchurch, should be redeveloped as an older persons’ village Later in the programme: • Two additional storeys of flats be built on top of existing flats above shops in Chippenham Road, Farnham Road and Hilldene Avenue
New flats will be built on top of the existing ones as part of the scheme
Chippenham, Hildene & Farnham Update October 2016
Meeting date changed In the last newsletter we publicised a meeting date of Thursday 24 November and this has now been changed. If you want to know more about the proposals for Chippenham Road, Farnham Road and Hilldene Avenue, please come to a meeting at 6pm on Monday 28 November at St George’s Church Hall, Chippenham Road, Harold Hill. Interim Director of Housing, Neil Stubbings, will be giving an update on the proposals and answering questions. Information will also be available after the meeting at www.havering.gov.uk/Hilldene. If you cannot make the meeting please let us know using www.havering.gov.uk/askhousing and we will be happy to visit and talk to you.
Decant discussions continue
Discussions regarding which residents of Chippenham Road, Farnham Road and Hilldene Avenue flats will need to move out during the construction work are continuing. Interim Director of Housing, Neil Stubbings, said: “Work is unlikely to start on this part of the Housing Regeneration programme until around 2020 so there is plenty of time to discuss the options available and reach an agreement with residents about what should happen while the building work takes place. “The intention is for these lightweight units to be built off site and then lifted into place by crane as this will cause the minimum of disruption for residents and businesses. “It is important residents do keep us up to date with any changes in their circumstances following their one-to-one meetings so we know their requirements.”
One to one meetings
Every household is invited to have an individual family meeting with a Council officer to discuss their personal needs and views on the scheme. If you haven’t yet had your one to one meeting please book it as soon as possible. Appointments will be on a first come, first served basis and can be made online at www.havering.gov.uk/Hilldene
Come and join residents’ group A new residents’ group is being set up as part of the consultation process. If you live in Chippenham Road, Farnham Road or Hilldene Avenue and want to join this group please let us know using www.havering.gov.uk/askhousing
Who can I contact? If you have a question about the consultation please email firstname.lastname@example.org General estate enquiries www.havering.gov.uk/askhousing
Keeping in Touch
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