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March 2010

Your latest newsletter on the Wood End, Henley Green, Manor Farm, Deedmore housing development

A look into the future Inside..... Phase 1A consultation Moving support group Rumours Next steps

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Start on site for Phase 1A1 begins this year and the first properties will be completed in October 2010.

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on site in May, on behalf of the BKW group. This involves digging out vegetation, trees, tarmac and concrete hard standings Watcombe and the removal of foundations from previously demolishedResource buildings. There Centre only the is no demolition of buildings, breaking and crushing of concrete and tarmac areas.

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Lynn confirmed that Section 1A1 received planning permission in December 2009 and Sections 1A2-4 will receive approval in March 2010.


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Project Director Lynn Wassell, who is leading the work on behalf of Whitefriars, Coventry City Council and NDC, said: “We’re really excited about seeing the project come to life next year. This is a huge milestone in the scheme which we’ve only been able to reach thanks to the tireless support and input from local residents.”


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Comments received from residents included: “I learned more today than have done in the last three years – it’s great.” “I’m very happy with the plans on display today and especially liked the virtual drive- through.”

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More than 400 residents attended the three events. They filled in questionnaires on their thoughts about Phase 1A which architects then used for the final design plans submitted to City Council.

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Since the last edition of Spirit Quarterly there have been three different planning consultation events where local residents were invited to give their thoughts on designs for the first phase of the development.

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Residents stepped into the virtual world to view what the first 622 homes in the WEHM area will look like as consultation for Phase 1A came to an end.

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Back in September during the phase 1A1 planning event, Deedmore residents raised their concerns on proposals for four green spaces within the first phase of the Spirit Quarters redevelopment.


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Following the event the developers met again with Deedmore Residents Association to do further consultation to look at what other options and features for green spaces needed to be considered in their area.

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Proposed Hedge Planting

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Proposed Ornamental Shrubs

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Proposed Native Woodland & Understory Plant

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Proposed Groundcover Planting

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Proposed Meadow Grass

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our joint approach to consultation between the partner agencies and the Deedmore resident group has been well received. The resident group feel it was a success and that staff were helpful.

As a result of local people filling out questionnaires, the Whitefriars Team then fed back the information to the planners at Broadway Malyan who used this information for the final planning application.

“They have also said that residents were able to get their point across with good choices for the designs and features. This was the major factor for the consultation, and the outcomes of this consultation were displayed within the planning exhibition for phase 1A which was held on 3rd December. “

Tony Greenwood, Whitefriars Area Services Manager said: “We are all very keen to ensure that resident’s views are uppermost in planning proposals and

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There was also a marquee stall set up where residents were able to go and see the plans for the four green space options, as well as discussing what aspects of the plans they liked and disliked with the Regeneration Team.

• Feature trees • Bulb planting

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The residents Regeneration Action Team (RATS) is now in the process of checking they are happy with the new charter. The charter will be issued to residents as part of a support pack when their move is being arranged. Copies will also be available to resident groups and anyone else who would like one.

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• A full range of support to residents through decanting • Re-housing choices for residents • Support measures available • Support being offered to home owners


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The new charter will provide greater detail around the commitments made such as:

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Since then Kevin Roach, Head of Regeneration at Whitefriars has received approval from the Whitefriars Board for further commitments to supporting homeowners with re-housing options. He also met with residents from the local Homeowners Group about their concerns and the issues which need to be addressed in the new charter.

Hard Landscape

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In the last edition of Spirit Quarterly residents read about the plans to review the original WEHM Residents Charter which was published back in 2006.

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Existing Grass to be retained

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New Charter for 2010

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The second consultation was carried out in October and focused on households from parts of Deedmore Road, Monkswood Crescent, all of Petitor Crescent, Dering Close and Eccles Close. With support from a member of the Deedmore Resident Group and NDC, the Whitefriars Regeneration team door-knocked nearly 100 households to inform residents about the green space proposals and encourage them to share their views.






Moving Support Group

with sensitivity when it comes to re-housing. I really enjoy going out with the team and meeting new people in the community to offer support and advice.

The Moving Support Group is a resident-led sub group formed by the Regeneration Action Team (RATS). The group’s main aim is to help provide a dedicated support to residents who will be decanted (moved out) as a result of the Spirit Quarters redevelopment.

“I always tell residents that if they want to talk to me as a fellow resident they are more than welcome. I would also encourage everyone to attend their local Resident Association meetings to put forward any issues they might have and meet up with other residents. You will find that your Association is working together for the benefit of the local community in all sorts of ways.”

The group offers a valuable insight from a resident perspective, which helps shape the decanting process and enables residents to receive resident support from within their own community. Janet Barrett, a local resident and a key member of the Moving Support Group has helped the team to build positive links with the community through accompanying the Regeneration Team on door-knocking programmes throughout the year. Janet said: “As a local resident for many years, my priority is to always ensure that everyone is treated fairly and

Tony Greenwood, Whitefriars Area Services Manager said: “Janet has been a critical friend to Whitefriars in offering advice and questioning from a resident viewpoint, we very much value the input from Janet and her resident colleagues from the RATS group. We have already had a lot of constructive feedback from group members in working together on the decanting strategy, and have agreed the next stages to start next year and throughout the scheme.”

The Rumour Mill

If the property market collapses then BKW can walk away from this scheme as they have no legal commitment

Residents who are members of the RATS group have been busy gathering rumours that are going around the area about the redevelopment. See if you recognise any and PLEASE put people right with the facts if you hear any.

BKW have stayed with this scheme and our partnership through an unprecedented housing market collapse and have put in planning applications with all their associated costs. In the event of a future collapse this would affect any developer.

Once there is a change of Government this scheme is over! In Coventry there has always been all party support for the scheme. Our funders include the Homes and Communities Agency and Advantage West Midlands and funding agreements have been signed off or will be by March 2010. Most of the funding is coming from the private developers and so is not affected by Government changes.

BKW have no money in the bank to buy our houses and because of the recession we are getting less money for our properties If we are talking about buying back homeowners properties, BKW have a legal obligation to buy properties at market value.

Re-housing rumours If you are not sure when you are likely to move please talk to Whitefriars Regeneration Office. Unfortunately, residents currently living in Section 1A2 (Wood End) will need to move out of their homes before new homes are built. This has always been true and we have spoken to the people affected about their options and will continue to do so.

Moving Support Group priorities for 2010:

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• Involving more resident volunteers in the Moving Support Group • Produce a clear support information pack • Updated Residents Charter • Ongoing door knocking programme to update residents on timescales for moving, re-housing options and support measures • One to one support for each decanting household from their Regeneration officer • Support on settling residents into their new home For more information on the Moving Support Group please contact Tony Greenwood on 024 76587065

All the best, Vicky Scott Tony Greenwood and Janet Barrett


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