The decision has been taken to redevelop the prefabs on Beattie Avenue (story here). These prefabs weren't designed to last, the past 30 years have been a compromise between the costs of sustaining the properties vs the costs to redevelop them. The time when we need to consider the latter has come. The above image is a street view interpretation, to demonstrate what the street frontage will look like.
How many properties are affected?
41 properties to be decanted in total – 39 in Beattie Avenue and 2 on Hunderton Road. All of these properties are owned by Herefordshire Housing.
Will there be any form of compensation?
Yes, each household will be eligible for the statutory home loss payment of £6,100 in addition to this there will also be a disturbance allowance payment.
When will I receive my Home Loss payment?
You will receive your payment of £6,100 once you have made your final move into your permanent home. If you are moved into a temporary decant property, you will not get this payment until you have moved into your permanent home.
How is the disturbance allowance paid?
This allowance covers any physical items such as curtains / blinds, flooring and decorating materials you require at your new home. It also covers any services such as removals and floor fitters etc. You have a maximum amount of £1,500 and if you chose one of our recognised suppliers we will organise this for you and pay the supplier direct. However if you would like to use a different supplier this is fine, all we would need is to see copies of the receipts so that we can reimburse you for the cost incurred.
What if I go over my allowance?
£1,500 is the maximum amount we can offer you, however if you would like to spend more than this allocated amount we will be able to facilitate this for you by deducting any extra payments from your home loss payment.
What will the redevelopment look like?
Our planning permission has now been approved, June 2019 and we can now move forward with the redevelopment. Here is our approved site plan here.
How will new properties be allocated?
Properties will be allocated as a priority to customers wishing to return to the area. Properties will be allocated on their housing need as per our allocation policy. If customers need a bungalow with easy access they'll certainly get one.
How will the moving process work?
Moving house can be challenging, if customers need full support moving we'll be there to assist. This includes Herefordshire Housing paying for removals, packing up services, new carpets/curtains/painting and the reconnection of utilities.
Do I need to register with Home Point?
No, Herefordshire Housing have already been in contact with Home Point and we will ask them to register your details onto their system.
How much support and help will you give me with the move?
Rob Pugh is your Customer Account Manager dedicated to this development project. We also have other colleagues at Herefordshire Housing on hand to assist you with your move as much as possible.
Important dates - 2019
|25/06/2019||Planning permission approved|
|08/07/2019||Contractor tender returns|
|Summer / Autumn 2019||Review of tender returns, internal approval process and appointment of successful contractor|
|Autumn / Winter 2019||Contractor lead in period (design, road stopping up order, technical)|
|Winter 2019||Start on site, demolition to commence|