Tag Archives: regeneration

Homelife magazine (June 2018)

Hopefully you’ve received the Homelife June 2018 (Issue 79) magazine this past week as there are a few articles which might be of interest.

  1. Council welcomes PM’s pledge on funding for cladding replacement (page 3)

Now that £16 million can be saved by the Council then hopefully it can use the money towards major works and improvements, such as improving council tenant’s residences and roads, perhaps?

  1. Council remains committed to improving fire safety on Grenfell anniversary (page 4)

It states that “measures which were unanimously supported by both Labour and Conservative members”. It would be interesting to have Councillor Paul White’s take on this article as this it is understood (rightly or wrongly) that Labour supports a block by block approach, that it, if the block wants retro-fitted water sprinklers, then that block should have it.

Interesting comment about “Several councils have already committed to retro-fit sprinklers, Birmingham City Council (BCC) which has 213 tower blocks, the highest in the country”.

This did not go so smoothly in BCC, as a Councillor even challenged whether this was an economic use of the Council’s funds. Have a read of the following articles:

  1. Hersham Close grass instalment (page 13)

The effort and persistence of the Hersham Close Residents Association (HCRA) regarding improving a piece of land at the intersection of Hersham Close 73-95 and Hersham Close 41-71 is highlighted.

  1. Alton Estate regeneration

Can’t see that anything was mentioned?

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New Alton Regeneration slide deck

Did you attend the exhibition on either 6 June 2018 or 9 June 2018 to see and discuss the latest look and feel of the Alton Estate regeneration?

Well, no matter, if not, we’ve tried to add all of the slides here on a best efforts basis. Click on this paragraph and it will take you to the following documents;

The leaflet which was delivered to homes highlighting the event.

  • A booklet which highlights various pieces of the content. Note – page 9 buried in the bottom right hand corner is a mention of ‘Fontley Way Complete: 2020’ yet there was no information at the exhibition about this…….
  • A copy of the Council questionnaire.
  • Information about the new village square.
  • Information about new homes.
  • Information about public realm, landscaping and play space.
  • Information about access and movement.
  • Information about Portswood Place.
  • A leaflet which was distributed at the event which caused a bit of raucous.

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Phone: 020 7397 5212

Email: info@AltonEstateRegen.co.uk

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Next Alton Estate regeneration ‘consultation’ coming up (6 & 9 June 2018)

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Green Party leaflet with some local references

Finally, a Borough Council Election campaign leaflet which has some direct references to the Alton Estate and Roehampton, such as;

  • Roehampton University’s portacabins,
  • Service charges and major works such as double glazing and water sprinklers, and
  • Alton Estate regeneration.

Has anyone seen a Liberal Democrat campaign leaflet?

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Homelife (February 2018)

Have you read the latest issue of the Homelife magazine (Issue 78, February 2018)?

Well, there are a few items which may be of interest………..

Cladding update (page 12)

The top of the page refers to a cladding update for Sudbury House, though absolutely no mention of an update for retro-fitting of water sprinklers! Nothing? No mention at all regarding the now involvement of the First Tier Property Tribunal. It has to be wandered why. It was heard that on Saturday 4 March 2018 that residents of Kimpton House were collecting signatures for a petition against having retro-fitting water sprinklers and many people were (1) not aware of the potential cost of the installation of water sprinklers or (2) the water sprinklers were to be installed inside the flats.

Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour (page 13)

A useful page which lists contact details of the various departments for various issues.

Estate Improvements

A good example of what can be done through the Small Improvement Budget (SIB).

No mention of…………..

Strange, that there seems to be no mention of the Alton Estate regeneration and there has been a lot happening;

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Roehampton Partnership (21 November 2017) – comments from the gallery

This meeting of the Roehampton Partnership (RP) was rather underwhelming according to one attendee’s view. The following comments relate to that attendee’s view and obviously others that attended may have a different view of the following contents.

  1. Apologies for absence

There were many attendees that were absent, including the Chair and Vice Chair, and Councillor Mrs Steffi Sutters was the Chair for this evening. There were at least nine absences plus two roles which have not yet been filled.

Interesting, the representatives from University of Roehampton and University of Roehampton Student Union did not attend. This non-attendance was noticed and will be commented on later in this article though bear the following meeting dates in mind when considering this;

  • 21 September 2016 – University of Roehampton attended
  • 23 November 2016 – University of Roehampton Student Union attended
  • 15 March 2017 – University of Roehampton Student Union attended
  • 14 June 2017 – was cancelled.
  • 26 September 2017 – neither attended.
  • 21 November 2017 – neither attended.
  • 14 March 2018 – date of next meeting

In other words, if the University of Roehampton attends the meeting of 14 March 2018 that would be almost one and a half years between attending meetings, and one year for the University of Roehampton Student Union.

  1. Declarations of Interest

There was none.

  1. Minutes – 26th September 2017

Hersham Close Residents Association (HCRA) mentioned the following regarding;

  • Matters Arising – the follow up to be provided by Ibstock School was not given though the HCRA asked for this after the meeting.
  • Alton Area Regeneration – it was their suggestion to have Paper 17-268 included within the meeting which was taken up by the Chair.
  • Future Agenda Items – there was no mention of the request to include the retro-fitting of water sprinklers within tall buildings and that this was declined by the Chair.
  1. Alton Area Regeneration

There was quite a bit mentioned under this section.

The Redrow PR team, Communications Potential, apologised that Redrow could not attend due to some reason or other. Interestingly, Redrow did not appear at the Western Area Housing Panel (WAHP) of the 4 December 2017 either due to conflicting schedules. Given Redrow are about to begin work on a major regeneration in the area one might think more effort by Redrow to appear at such meetings may not too much to ask. The PR team provided some information regarding how many people attended the recent exhibitions and the feedback from them.

HCRA raised the issue that not all residents were aware that the Bessborough Road Consultation was held on 15 November 2017. It turns out that Councillors Peter Carpenter and Jeremy Ambache were not aware either of the event though Councillor Sur McKinney commented she was aware. HCRA asked whether this consultation would be presented at the RP and the silence appeared to indicate this was not going to happen.

HCRA also mentioned that various related regeneration items should be raised at the RP and were currently not, these being the Bessborough Road Consultation, Council Papers such as 17-268, and the Environmental Impact Assessment. A Council representative highlighted that we could comment on the planning application, which seemed to defeat the purpose of this advisory group and might be a bit late in terms of providing any feedback?

Councillor Ambache suggested that all regeneration documents should come to the RP first before going to the various Council Committees though this did not garner much support, even from Councillors Carpenter and McKinney. One might argue that this makes sense given the RP’s role?

  1. Public Health Regeneration

There was a short presentation though it seems as though there has not really been any substantial move forward on this topic or ‘social regeneration’.

The HCRA suggested that it might be worthwhile reaching out to Wandsworth Voluntary Sector Co-oridnation Project Manager who provides regular useful updates on grants and health initiatives. To which the presenter commented that she was to meet with this team the following week. The HCRA also suggested that it might be worthwhile having a Roehampton based such distribution, accepting that not all residents on the Alton estate have internet access, though this might be useful.

  1. Transport for London (TfL)

TfL did not attend.

  1. Future Agenda Items

None were mentioned.

  1. Future Meeting Dates

HCRA asked if there was a reason for five meetings dates next year when there are usually four. A person from the Council mentioned that one could always be removed. HCRA followed up with an ask about whether these dates linked in with events next year as this may have been the case for the extra date. The answer from the Council person was that there was likely an error in producing the dates.

The Roehampton Forum member asked if any of these meetings could be held at the University of Roehampton as then it might attend a meeting.

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Regeneration Environmental Impact Assessment has been commented on (13 December 2017)

The little known planning application for the Alton Estate regeneration (2017/5444) has received the comments from the planning team.

Note the following timeline which might be of interest.

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