Westbury Estate Newsletter 12

The Development Management Team have published Newsletter 12 for Westbury Estate and it is available to read here.

The Development Management Team have published Newsletter 12 for Westbury Estate and it is available to read here.

Inside this issue:

COMING UP

 

Planning Submission: Lambeth are intending to submit a planning application in June.

Drop In Session: The June REP will be a drop in session to show you the final planning application for the wider masterplan and the documents that will be submitted.

Coffee & Cake: make:good will continue to hold their informal drop in sessions every Friday afternoon for residents.

Council Drop-In: Residents can also come and speak to Dilan and the Lambeth team at the weekly council drop in sessions every Tuesday from 4-6pm.

Summer Feast: Some of you may have seen the food growing in the garden of No. 7 and we are intending to hold a harvest feast in September to taste our produce.

EXHIBITION FEEDBACK

THE PLANNING PROCESS

As shown at the last exhibition, the intention is that two planning applications will be submitted this summer. An outline planning application covering the whole masterplan submitted by Lambeth and a full planning application submitted by St James for Phase 1 (Block C2 & E). The full planning application contains much more detail on what the new buildings will look like and what materials will be used. The outline application will set out the height of the new buildings and their position in relation to surrounding buildings but there will be further applications, called reserved matters, to agree the details of materials, landscaping, parking etc. Once the applications have been validated residents and some neighbours will receive a notification letter from Lambeth Planning Department letting people know how to provide comments. In addition all lowrise leaseholders will receive a second letter of notification for each application. You will be able to see all planning information online, at the Council offices and in No.7 Fovant Court.

A copy of all the planning documents will be available in No. 7 Fovant Court as well as available to view online via Lambeth’s website www.estateregeneration.lambeth.gov.uk/westbury. We are holding a drop in session on the 28th June and the 26th July where you can see the work and talk to the team about the designs.

DILAN'S UPDATE

In the coming months, the we will be talking to you about a variety of important things and I want to give residents a heads up of what to expect.

Key Guarantees - No one at Lambeth underestimates the distress that regenerating an estate could potentially cause for current residents. We want to give residents living on estate which will be rebuilt the certainty that they will have, or will have the opportunity to have, a new home. We also want to give all residents the information and support that they need to make the best choices about their and their families’ futures. As a part of this we have published a set of ‘Key Guarantees’ for both tenants and homeowners. You can view them online at:  estateregeneration.lambeth.gov.uk/hfl. A booklet will be sent out shortly to every resident as well.

Housing Management - We will be talking to you shortly about how Homes for Lambeth will approach housing management

Tenancies and Leases - We are planning to consult with you on the tenancies and leases that Homes for Lambeth will be offering.  This will most likely start in July. 

Valuations - we are expecting updated valuations to be made available at the end of June. We will also soon be publishing the values from recent buybacks online as well.

Local Lettings Strategy - we want to start thinking about how we will be running a specific session on this at July’s REP session on 26th July. These sessions are open to all residents.

Please contact me by phone, e-mail or attend my weekly drop in if you want to find out more and share you thoughts. Newman Francis will also be available to gather your feedback.

 

EVENT TIMETABLE

UPDATE FROM NEWMAN FRANCIS

It is important that residents in the Amesbury and Durrington Towers are kept informed and that their views are fed back to the Council. In May we spoke with 45 residents from the towers. Some residents expressed concerns and opinions about parking arrangements, the density of the new development and the loss of green space.

Some residents welcomed the regeneration whilst others asked that the Council fi nd money to smarten up the towers.

Many residents enquired about the possibility of moving into one of the new homes. In June we will be talking to residents about the finalised Key Guarantees, and the planning application. In July we expect the Council to make a decision about the phasing for the project. We will also ensure that residents are fully involved in discussions about the future Housing Management of Westbury as well as a Local Lettings Strategy which will determine how the new homes are allocated. Our view is that residents are having a significant influence over the designs for the new homes.

Your Independent Advisors have also asked ,Lewis Silkin, a firm of solicitors (independent of the Council), to review the proposed new leases and tenancies. We will notify residents of the result of this work.

We are a friendly approachable service so feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or there’s anything you need help with.

Activities in June

15.06.17 - daytime outreach and home visits in the low-rise blocks

15.06.17 - 6pm to 8pm Independent Advisors Drop-In Surgery, 7 Fovant Court

For more information:

T: 0208 536 1436 / 0800 644 6040 (Freephone)

Email: westbury@newmanfrancis.org

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