HTA receive a successful resident ballot at Calverley Close, with a 80% turn out and 60% voting in favour

HTA are pleased to announce that we have had a successful resident ballot at Calverley Close with residents voting in favour of plans to redevelop their estate.

With Riverside and in partnership with Countryside, residents of the 163 rented homes in Calverley Close, Beckenham, have backed Riverside’s proposed nine-year redevelopment. 60% of tenants who voted were in favour of the proposals. based on an 80% turnout and 151 people were eligible to vote in the ballot. 

Carol Matthews, Riverside group chief executive, said:

“We are very pleased that a majority of voters endorsed our proposals to provide new homes on the estate. This decision means we will be able to provide overcrowded families with new homes that meet their needs, improve tenants’ living conditions, whilst at the same time keeping the existing community together. 

“The result is a culmination of working with our residents to develop proposals that will benefit everyone on the estate. We will continue to work with and listen to our tenants, and the wider community as the proposals move forward.

“We have made a commitment to ensuring that Riverside tenants remain central to our decision-making as we shape the details of our planning application to the London Borough of Bromley this winter.”

Riverside and Countryside will submit a planning application to the London Borough of Bromley by the end of this year, following a full consultation with the local community. The project will be supported by the Greater London Authority (GLA), which has agreed to partly fund the construction of social rented homes on the estate.

The redevelopment will see 350 homes built for rent and sale, along with new community facilities including improved green spaces and a children’s play area.

Andrew Usher, Countryside’s managing director of partnerships in South London, commented: 

“We are delighted that residents at Calverley Close have voted in favour of the regeneration of their estate and would like to thank them for all the time they have given us to help shape the future of their estate.

“We put the community at the heart of everything we do and this has clearly resonated with the residents as we have been given a strong mandate to proceed with the current proposals.

“We are committed to ensuring that the scheme delivers on its promises; exemplary placemaking principles and sustainable architectural design will be applied to deliver an improved mixed-tenure layout that serves the needs of existing residents and the wider community.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with residents as the design moves into the planning application stage.”

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