Latest update for Carpenters Estate residents provided at Summer Drop-in
Posted 10 August 2023
Carpenters Estate residents were provided with the latest update on the progress of the masterplan, as well as other exciting projects being brought forward.
On Friday, August 4th, a drop-in session was held at The Dovetail from 3pm to 7pm to provide an update on the Outline masterplan that was submitted to the LLDC last year. It is expected that a decision on the plans will be made in the Autumn.
In addition, residents were shown the latest plans for other exciting projects on the estate, including the redevelopment of the Carpenters Primary School and kick start community which will be delivered through the refurbishment of the former Tenant Management Organisation building on Carpenters Road.
Alongside the kick start community, a series of meanwhile projects including new play spaces, seating and additional areas for growing and landscape will be delivered as early as Q1 next year and support the animation and activation of the estate ahead of capital works coming forward.
Updates on the progress of James Riley Point and Phase 2, Lund Quarter were also provided, including the preparation of a cabinet paper seeking budget approval for the next stages of works and delivery of meanwhile projects.
Residents were also reminded of the landlord offer and commitment to the right to return. To provide further clarity on this, the Populo Living team are working with LBN to facilitate personal consultations, where residents are able to discuss buy back options. Populo Living and LBN will continue engagement with residents to help drive the next stage of work to help bring forward this important redevelopment scheme.
Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz OBE along with local councillors was also in attendance at the drop-in.
One resident said: ‘I had great feedback from the team. great communication and update the construction regeneration project.’
Another resident said: ‘I have raised issues with the team at the Dovetail such as uneven pavements and things were sorted, so it would be good to continue being listened to.’
The Carpenters Estate restoration and regeneration programme will deliver up to 2,152 new homes with half at affordable levels. Alongside a new state-of-the-art community centre, green spaces and hundreds of job opportunities, the outline masterplan if approved will also refurbish 44 percent of existing homes as part of Council’s plans to make Stratford the borough’s first Green Zone, in response to the Climate Emergency which prioritises sustainable development to create healthy neighbourhoods. You can find out more here.