Drop-in Events for People Affected by Redevelopment Plans

TBCTenants, residents and leaseholders affected by the £21.5m redevelopment plans for two Tamworth estates are being invited to go along to drop-in events later this month to discuss concerns and find out more.

In November last year, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet agreed to invest £21.5 million in a programme to redevelop part of the Tinkers Green and Kerria estates.

The rebuilding of the two estates is a long-term project, which is expected to take at least six years to complete.  136 properties are proposed for demolition – 100 in Tinkers Green and 36 in the Kerria Centre.

A plan for the rehousing of affected tenants is set to be considered by Cabinet in March 2013.

Now all those affected by the redevelopment plans are being invited to two drop-in events.  They are being held at 18 Cottage Walk in Tinkers Green from noon to 4pm on Tuesday February 19 and at the Youth Centre in Kerria from noon until 2pm on Thursday February 21.

Housing staff will be on hand to deal with concerns and answer questions on issues including:

  • What are the options for moving?
  • How will tenants be moved?
  • What support will be offered for people who need to move?
  • How much those affected by the plans might be entitled to?
  • What independent legal advice should those affected getting?

The views received at the two drop-in events will be used to shape the report to Cabinet next month.

Tenants and residents who cannot make it to the drop-in events but who have questions and concerns they would like addressing can contact Tamworth Borough Council’s regeneration hotline on the freephone number 0800 183 0454.  Comments and questions can also be left on the regeneration blog.

Secure tenants are being reassured that no household will be left without a home as a result of the rebuilding programme and will be supported by the council throughout the process.

As the project is still in its very early stages, the final layout of the estates, number and design of homes is a matter for future planning and will not form part of the discussion at the drop-in events.

Cllr Michael Greatorex, Cabinet member for housing, said, “This is a major long-term project to regenerate Tinkers Green and the Kerria Centre.  We want to keep residents fully informed throughout the process and hope that as many as possible will be able to come along to one of these two drop-in events.”

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