New Homes Delivery Programme - Edenham Round 2

Closed 25 Mar 2021

Opened 9 Feb 2021

Feedback updated 3 Jun 2021

We asked

We consulted residents, local businesses and organisations about the proposals in our second round of consultation. We held two online chat sessions as well as an online survey to gather views.

A total of 122 surveys were received with 90 stakeholders attending the two live chat sessions. We would like to thank all residents and stakeholders that took the time to share their views.

You said

Here is a snapshot of what you told us:

  •  67 per cent objected to the principle of providing new homes, improved outdoor space and flexible affordable community use/ workspace on the site, with 20 per cent of respondents supporting this
  • When presented with a choice of three building heights for the tallest building (20, 18 and 16 stories), a large percentage of respondents chose not to answer this question. This is likely to indicate that respondents did not support any of these options. A third of respondents (33 per cent) chose 16 stories.
  • 54 per cent objected or strongly objected to the proposed large landscaped central open space with an increased area, surrounded by smaller garden and park areas. This was largely due to respondents being against the scheme or height of buildings or because of the proposed movement of graffiti walls. Twenty nine per cent strongly supported or supported this approach
  • There were mixed views about the location of the ball court. Twenty three per cent would prefer to see a ball court within the newly created open space while 22 per cent wanted a ball court north of Trellick Tower and 23 per cent would prefer no ball court
  • When asked about a preferred location for public art space/graffiti wall, 24 per cent would prefer to see it located north of Trellick Tower, with 23 per cent preferring it to be integrated into the newly created central open space and 22 per cent wanting to see it on the eastern section of Meanwhile Gardens/Great Western Road Bridge. However 36 per cent would like to see the public art space/graffiti wall in another location, the vast majority of these indicating they would like to see it remain in its current location.

We did

Following this feedback and to address these objections, we wanted to go beyond the traditional methods of consultation and have therefore been working closely with CoMMET (The Council of Meanwhile, Metronomes, Edenham and Trellick) and the Cheltenham Estate Community Steering Group (CECSG) in a number of workshop sessions to explain in more detail how the current design for the site was developed and to receive more targeted feedback to inform the next stage of design.

 Following these meetings and the two rounds of consultation, we have increased the rounds of consultation from three to four and are now looking at discussing the updated proposals for the site with the wider community.

 We will also be holding face-to-face events as part of round three to try and reach more members of the local community as we recognise not everyone has internet access so may not have been able to attend the online consultation sessions. It is important that as many local residents as possible who live near the site have their say.

Results updated 3 Jun 2021

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Overview

The Council is delivering 600 new homes including a minimum of 300 social rent homes, alongside open market homes to rent and other community and employment facilities as part of its New Homes Delivery Programme (NHDP).

All of these new homes will be developed on sites owned by the Council. We have also committed to building all the new homes without the loss of any existing homes.

We have consulted on the first four sites in Phase 1 of our NHDP and they have now received planning permission. These four sites – Acklam Road, 175-177 Kensal Road, 15-17 Hewer Street and 54 St Helens Gardens - aim to deliver 97 new homes and work will start on those sites this year.

Edenham

The NHDP has identified the site adjacent to Trellick Tower as a potential area to help deliver further new homes for the borough. This site, currently called Edenham, forms part of Phase 2 of the NHDP.

Why we are consulting

Second round of consultation

Following the first round of consultation at the end of 2020, we have organised a further two online chat sessions to provide details on how we have incorporated your feedback into the designs for the site.

We have produced a new video presentation which gives you details of the latest proposals and shows you how we have adapted the plans. We’d encourage you to watch the video before attending one of our online chat sessions this month (February) or completing the feedback form, however this is not essential. View the presentation and slides on our website.

Live chat sessions

There will be two online chat sessions via Zoom, where you can ask any questions regarding the latest proposals. These Zoom chat sessions will take place on:

  • Tuesday 16 February, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Saturday 20 February, 10.30am to 11.30am

Join the online chat sessions via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/95033276161

If you are having difficulties accessing the material or require the information in another format (e.g. information in an alternative language) please email NewHomesEnquiries@rbkc.gov.uk or phone 07739 317294 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Events

Areas

  • Golborne

Interests

  • Housing
  • Housing Regeneration and Development
  • Planning
  • Consultations