Fenwick Estate Regeneration Newsletter

To build the better homes existing residents need, and more new homes to help tackle Lambeth’s housing crisis, the council has approved plans to rebuild the Fenwick estate. This update brings you the latest news on the redevelopment as well as information on upcoming meetings and events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development Management Team Update:

As you will be aware, there has been a legal challenge to the procurement process for the Development Management Team(DMT). After considering our position following this legal challenge, we have concluded that it is in the best interest of residents and the programme not to proceed with the proposal to award the DMT contract to Mace. This is because contesting this challenge would not help us build the more and better homes which are needed and would only have create unnecessary delays, costs and uncertainty for residents. We very much regret having to take this course of action and, while we remain of the opinion that the procurement was carried out in a manner which was legally compliant, I would like to apologise for the current situation. We remain fully committed to the rebuilding of the Fenwick Estate and we will now look for the best way forward to minimise further delays while also making sure residents are also involved.

Tenancies, Leases and Housing Management Consultation:

As we move forward together with the rebuilding of your we are committed to reducing any possible stress that this could cause. That is why we want to give you all the information and support that you need to make the best choices for you and your family’s future.

Several important booklets about your new Lifetime Assured tenancy or new lease agreement and the housing management of your new estate will be sent to you in the post shortly.

Please make the time to read the booklets and have your say on these two important areas either by filling in the response forms within the booklet, doing this online or by attending an event on your estate:

Having Your Say On Your New Lease:

Copies of leases can found at: estateregeneration.lambeth.gov.uk/leases

Copies are available in each estate’s engagement hub if you don’t have access to the internet. You can also get in touch with your local Independent Resident Adviser, who will have copies.

To have your say please see the lease booklet sent to your home and return it to:

Have your say - leases
Homes for Lambeth
3rd Floor Phoenix House
London Borough of Lambeth
10 Wandsworth Road
London SW8 2LL

You can also complete the survey online at: estateregeneration.lambeth.gov.uk/lease

Having Your Say On Your New Tenancy:

Copies of the new draft tenancy agreement can be found at: estateregeneration.lambeth.gov.uk/tenancy

Copies are available in each estate’s engagement hub if you don’t have access to the internet. You can also get in touch with your local Independent Resident Adviser, who will have copies.

To have your say please see the lease booklet sent to your home and return it to:

Have your say – tenancies
Homes for Lambeth
3rd Floor Phoenix House
London Borough of Lambeth
10 Wandsworth Road
London SW8 2LL

You can also complete the survey online at: estateregeneration.lambeth.gov.uk/tenancy

Homeownership options:

As part of the decision to rebuild estates to build better homes for current residents and more new homes to help tackle Lambeth’s housing crisis, we made a commitment to enable communities to stay together

We also want to give residents living on estates that will be rebuilt all 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 updated estimated values of current homes and new homes at: http://estateregeneration.lambeth.gov.uk/homeownership#wizard

Housing Needs Survey:

As a part of the rebuilding of Fenwick Estate we have started the Housing Needs Surveys with residents.

Why are Housing Needs Surveys important?

The Key Guarantees give all secure tenants and resident homeowners the right to be involved in shaping the master plan for each new estate and the Housing Needs Survey is part of this as the council needs to have up to-date and accurate information on you and your household.

We need this information so when we are working with you and your neighbours to develop the master plan for your new estate, we can ensure that the new homes are designed and built to meet your requirements.

To do this, officers will need to meet with you at your home to talk about your housing needs, ask you some questions about you and your household and answer any concerns you may have. We will provide details of the support that will be available to help you through this process.

When will the surveys start?

We have initially started Housing Needs Surveys for tenants only and over the coming year we will visit all residents across the estate. We will be scheduling home visits on a block by block basis and will write to you when we are about to start the surveys on your part of the estate. There will be morning and afternoon appointments available.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Housing Needs Survey or the regeneration of Fenwick Estate please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7926 3607 or Email: [email protected]

New Homes On Fenwick South:

TfL is continuing in its procurement process for a contractor to build 55 new affordable homes at Fenwick South and to re-provide Fenwick Hall and will inform residents when the appointment of a contractor has been made. At the appropriate time, TfL will also ensure that the selected contractor is introduced to residents.

TfL will continue to answer questions from tenants and residents. In addition, TfL will keep residents and tenants know of future works as soon as possible to prevent any inconvenience.

Resident Engagement Panel:

Resident Engagement Panels are an important part of how we engage with residents affected by regeneration.
A Resident Engagement Panel is a group that:

  • The Council can give information to, so they can understand the background to regeneration options.
  • Residents can have their say on issues affecting them.
  • Acts as a sounding board for Council Officers and Council Members so they can understand issues from a resident perspective.
  • The panels are not decision-making bodies. Nevertheless, they have an important role to play in relation to consultation, ensuring the views of residents on the estate are considered when decisions are made by the Council.

We are currently seeking tenant representatives for the Panel. If you are interested in finding out more about being on the Resident Engagement Panel, please contact us using the details at the end of the newsletter.

Regeneration Hub:

The Fenwick Regeneration Hub is now open at 66 Willington Road, London SW9 9NE. Weekly drop-in sessions will now be held at the Regeneration Hub. (NB: Due to staff training, next week daytime drop-in session will be held on Thursday 28th Sept and then it will continue every Tuesday as usual.)  

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