At the Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HROSC) on 20 June 2018 there were two sections to do with the Alton Estate regeneration with these being Item 4 and Item 13, and Item 13 was not open to the public as this was restricted. Unfortunately, the Committee decided to have both items discussed at once, meaning the members of the public who attended who asked to leave. In short, Item 4 became a restricted item. As one could imagine, those from the public that attended felt a bit hard done by as this seemed to mean that there was no discussion about the regeneration open to the public?
This included paper 18-161 which had the summary of;
“This report updates on progress on the regeneration schemes at Winstanley and York Road Estate, SW11 (Latchmere) and Alton Estate, SW15 (Roehampton and Putney Heath) and recommends a number of actions and decisions required in order to progress the schemes.
The Director of Resources comments that all costs incurred in relation to the consultation on the demolition notices, land referencing exercise and wider negotiation and Compulsory Purchase Order process will be met from within existing approved Housing Revenue Account capital budgets and considered as part of the overall scheme costs. The costs incurred in relation to the planning application for Fontley Way, estimated to be in the region of £280,000, will be met from existing budgets. Should the scheme be granted the necessary planning approvals further HRA capital budget variations will be recommended for approval at the appropriate time for the development of the site”.
Appendix 1 listed the buildings whereby “Tenants within the following properties to be served an Initial Demolition Notice”. The buildings listed are – Portswood Place 1-14, Allbrook House, 2a Minstead Gardens, 3, 11-29 Danebury Avenue, 1-28 Kingsclere Close, and Harbridge Ave 2-86 evens.
Appendix 2 has a picture of the proposed area in Fontley Way where new buildings are to be built. Two of the public attend Kimpton House Residents Association (KHRA) which is next door to this proposed works and they were not permitted to hear the discussion due to the aggregation of Items 4 and 13.
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