Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Update on the Options Appraisal
RBKC were due to hold consultation events on the Options Appraisal for Silchester East and West in July and September, with a Cabinet decision expected in November 2017. A Draft Leaseholder and Freeholder Options Policy was also due to be considered by Cabinet on 29 June, following a borough-wide consultation.
Given the catastrophic tragedy at Grenfell Tower, all work on the Options Appraisal and on the Leaseholder and Freeholder Policy has been put on hold. The study trip, weekly drop-ins, housing needs surveys, forthcoming residents’ meetings related to the Options Appraisal and the July and September consultation events will all be postponed.
Please go to https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/newsroom/council-capital-projects/silchester-east-and-west
for further update. RBKC will update these pages and write to Silchester residents again when they have further information.
PPCR are running workshops for tenants and homeowners. The workshops are your opportunity to talk to your Tenants and Leaseholders/Freeholders advisor for a clear explanation of what is the Draft Options Policy and for you to ask any questions about your concerns. PPCR will explain what the (draft) Options might mean for you.
The Tenant Workshops are at Latymer Church Hall on
Saturday 6th May, 11am-1pm and on Thursday 11th May, 6.30pm-8.30pm
The Leaseholders/Freeholders Workshops are at Frinstead House Residents Room (Garden area of Frinstead House) on
Saturday 6th May, 11am-1pm and on Monday 15th May, 6.30pm-8.30pm
If you cannot come to any the workshops we will be organising door-knocking session and drop-in sessions for individual blocks to speak to you. Alternatively if you have any questions prior to the May consultation workshops, please contact Helen Redd and Pamela Kovachich, your independents advisors using the form below. Thank you
In the meantime, please click on the link to read the Draft Leaseholder and Freeholder Options Policy – consultation booklet
To assist with the consultation process and if you are a Leaseholder or Freeholder the Council invites you to comment on any aspects of the draft completing the feedback form on their website by the 7th June, 5pm.
The Council will agree a Final Version of the policy at the end of June.
RBKC is in the process of publishing a summary booklet of the Tenant Decant Policy which will be available at the workshops.
Visit the Council’s website to read more about the Housing Policy consultation http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/housingpolicyconsult
To see all the designs options
On Saturday 28th and Monday 30th January, Helen and Pamela, attended the Council’s drop in sessions at Latymer Church where they met a lot of residents who were interested in joining a new resident engagement panel that PPCR are setting up.
The panel will bring together representatives from tenants and leaseholders who live on the estate to question and scrutinise the Council’s proposals for changes to your homes. PPCR would also like to include housing associations residents who also live on the estate.
We have already received interest from a few residents and would like to have around 25 people to make up the panel. If you are interested and want to find out more, please contact PPCR on 0800 317 066 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below to communicate with Helen Redd or Pamela Kovachich.
Look at all the Options shown at the Drop-In sessions on the 28 and 30 January, click here https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/newsroom/council-capital-projects/silchester-east-and-west/next-steps
Don’t forget to Have Your Say by completing the form attached by Friday 17th February 2017 silchester-east-and-west-feedback-form-january-2017
Read the most recent council Newsletter – January 2017, click here silchester-east-west-newsletter-january-2017