We are moving forward with the rebuilding of Central Hill to build better homes for current residents and more new homes to help tackle Lambeth’s housing crisis. As part of this we will soon be starting to conduct 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 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?
The surveys will start this Autumn and over the next months we will visit all residents across the estate. We will be scheduling appointment on a block by block basis and will write to you when we are about to start the surveys on your block. There will be morning, afternoon and evening appointments available.
What if I don’t want to stay on the rebuilt estate?
The survey will be used to work out your housing needs so that we can make sure that the new homes that we build on the estate can respond to the needs of the residents that live here. However, we do appreciate that some residents may not wish to remain on the estate and will request to move away. We want to work with you to find out what your needs are now, which will allow us to work up a range of options that encourages the existing community to stay together. Our aim is to minimise disruption and uncertainty by providing you with clear information, in order for you to make an informed decision about what would be suitable for you and your household.
If you have any questions about the housing needs surveys or the regeneration of Central Hill, please do not hesitate to contact the team using the details below: Phone: 07864 800773
The Housing needs survey will start in the Resources Centre with High Limes on:
Tuesday 19th September 2017 at 10am - 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
Alternatively for confidential and impartial information on the regeneration of Central Hill you can contact Helen Redd, the estate’s Independent Adviser on: Phone: 0800317066/ 0207407 7452 Email: email@example.com In person: 1st Tuesday of every month 1st Tuesday of the month 3pm - 7pm at the Resources Centre.