Last night the Council’s Cabinet met to discuss the proposed redevelopment of the Fenwick Estate and it was resolved that full redevlopment will take place. This means that all the blocks on the estate (except for the odd-numbered homes on Willington Road) will be demolished in a phased basis to make way for the redevelopment of the Estate. The redevelopment will re-provide all the existing homes and deliver additional new homes.
What happen’s now?
This decision means that the Council will start to work up detailed plans with residents on the estate for the redevelopment of the estate. We appreciate that this may be unwelcome news for some, especially those directly affected. However, going forward we will aim to provide you with as much certainty and information as possible.
As part of this we would like to invite you to our regular drop-in sessions. This is your chance to raise with the Council any issues or concerns you may have. These sessions will be held in the Fenwick Hall and take place on the following days:
- Tuesday 19th July, 5pm to 7.30pm
- Monday 15th August, 5pm to 7.30pm.
It should be noted that five days after the report is published there is an opportunity for Councillors to ‘call in’ this decision for further consideration. Should this happen we will be in touch again.
Contacting Your Resident Advisors (RA)
You can also see and speak to your Resident Advisors, Strategic Urban Future. Their next upcoming events are:
- Whole Estate Meeting. Monday 18th July ,6.30pm to 8.30pm, Fenwick Hall.
- Resident Advisors' Advice Surgery, Thursday 21st July 2016, 4pm - 7pm, Fenwick Hall
The RA team can be contacted on the freephone number on 0800 169 8677 or you can call/email them on the details below:
- Rob Lantsbury , m: 0796 1532761, email: [email protected]
- Christine Searle, m: 0776 4421981 , email: [email protected]
The Council’s Key Guarantees
As the Council's Cabinet has decided that Fenwick Estate is to re-developed the Council’s Key Guarantees will come into effect. These guarantees include:
- for tenants, a guarantee that you will be offered a new home on the estate that meets your housing needs; and
- for homeowners, a guarantee that there will be a variety of options which will enable you to remain living on the estate in a new home.
You can see all of guarantees on the link by clicking here.
What happens next?
There is still a lot of detailed planning to do before any work can take place on the site and we do not expect any demolition to start until sometime in Jan 2019 at the earliest.
The next step is to select a team which will develop detailed plans for the estate and we want you to be involved in selecting that team. The council has short-listed some development management teams who will present at an exhibition after the summer break, potentially in September. We will confirm the date and venue nearer to the time.
The exhibition will provide residents with the opportunity to meet the prospective development management teams and score them. The resident feedback will be used by the council as part of the evaluation process for selecting the successful development management team.