Havering looks for partner to deliver 3,500 homes
Havering council has set out plans for one of the most ambitious local authority building programmes in the country as it looks for a partner to help deliver 3,500 homes for local people over the next 10 years.
It plans to appoint a preferred partner by the end of this year and is targeting a dozen sites initially.
Demolition notices have already been issued to more than 900 homes.
Deputy leader of Havering council and cabinet member for housing, Councillor Damian White, said: “The issuing of demolition notices is a formal process the council must do, but it does not mean bulldozers will be moving in next week.
“Indeed we don’t expect work to start on any of the Housing Regeneration Programme sites until 2018 but these notices must be served now so tenants know what is happening and to suspend any further Right to Buy applications on the estates which will be regenerated.”
The estate renewal programme includes:
- Waterloo Estate, Romford – demolition, including the Queen Street sheltered housing scheme, and rebuild of mixed tenure housing;
- Maygreen Crescent and Park Lane Estate, Hornchurch – demolition, including the sheltered housing scheme and rebuild of general needs housing;
- Napier House and New Plymouth House, Rainham – demolition and rebuild of general needs housing;
- Oldchurch Gardens, Romford – demolition and rebuild of general needs housing;
- Serena, Solar and Sunrise sheltered housing scheme – demolition and building of older persons’ village including extra care and dementia care sheltered housing;
- Dell Court, Hornchurch – demolition and provision of flats for people over the age of 50 years;
- Delderfield House, Romford – demolition and rebuild of general needs housing;
- Royal Jubilee Court sheltered housing scheme – demolition and building of older persons’ village including extra care and dementia care sheltered housing;
- Brunswick Court, Cranham – demolition and building of extra care and dementia care sheltered housing;
- Chippenham Road, Farnham Road and Hilldene Avenue, Harold Hill – building of two-storey addition on top of flats above the shops.