Network Housing Group Marks First Phase Of Regeneration Scheme
Tuesday, 07 August 2012
NETWORK Housing Group (NHG) has been granted planning permission to move forward with phases one and two of its Rectory Park regeneration scheme.
The London-based group of housing associations has been given the go-ahead to develop 425 homes and create a neighbourhood to reinforce the strong community that already exists in the area.
The new development will include a variety of buildings, from two to six storeys high, consisting of one, two and three bedroom flats and houses. There will also be a community facility located within the Gardens area of Rectory Park.
Extensive consultation was carried out with residents in 2011 on the design which will provide them with outstanding new homes, landscaping and play facilities. The development will be owned and managed by Network Stadium Housing Association, which is part of NHG.
Rectory Parkwas listed at number 9 in 24 housing's list of the top 50 housing projects in July 2012. Phases one and two of the regeneration project will deliver 160 new homes to the area, with the Group working alongside development partner Hill Partnerships. Building work is set to begin late 2012.
A Fun Day for residents was held to celebrate the first phase of the regeneration on 28 July. More than 100 residents fromRectoryParkcame together, with community spirit running high during the event. Residents celebrated the recently secured planning permission as Helen Evans, Mayor of Ealing Mohammad Aslam and MP Stephen Pound formally opened the new site office.
Helen Evans said she hoped the new community would create an environment residents of Rectory Park could be proud to call home.
She added: "We are delighted to have received planning permission to further develop Rectory Park. Part of the project will be to create safe and secure homes with inviting, well-lit roads, footpaths, communal spaces and community facilities.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with residents of Rectory Parkwho have shown tireless drive and dedication to make this scheme happen. This marks the start of a new future forRectoryParkand a new relationship between Network Housing Group, Ealing Council and this community."
Network Stadium Executive Director Susmita Sen said: "We are very excited to be working closely with residents to provide high quality and comfortable homes. This development is a great opportunity to showcase the strengths of the community at RectoryParkand we are delighted to be leading the way with the support of Ealing Council."
Councillor Hitesh Tailor, Ealing's Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "We've reached this exciting stage after a thorough consultation in which residents have been clear about their hopes and aspirations for Rectory Park.
"In partnership with Network Stadium our regeneration plans will now transform areas of poor quality accommodation, help tackle the local housing shortage with homes at social rent and meet the needs of Rectory Park's vibrant and diverse community."
Helen Evans, Mr Aslam, Councillor Julian Bell, Chair of the Tenants and Residents' Association John Hopkins and a number of children from nearby Gifford Primary school also recently celebrated the regeneration by burying a time capsule at the Northolt site. Included in the capsule was a signed agreement between NHG, Ealing Council and the Tenants and Residents' Association, and 12 drawings from pupils for future generations to marvel at.
NOTES TO EDITOR:
- Network Housing Group comprises seven registered providers. The non-asset-holding parent in the Group, Network Housing Group Limited, provides strategic leadership and co-ordination, development and corporate services to its six key subsidiary associations: Community Trust Housing, Mitali Housing Association, London Strategic Housing, Network Stadium Housing Association, Riversmead Housing Association, Willow Housing and Care. In addition, Solon Community Network provides independent resident consultancy. Altogether the Group owns and manages 17,000 homes, mostly inLondonand Hertfordshire.
- Network Stadium is a community based housing association and currently owns approximately 9,000 properties in and aroundLondon. It is the founder and largest member of the Network Housing Group. Network Stadium builds and contributes to the development of mixed tenure and mixed use communities, and develops and manages commercial properties and some homes for general sale.
- Rectory Park will include 425 homes in total: 170 for social rent, 190 for outright sale and 65 for shared equity. Phases one and two are due to complete in 2015 and will include 160 homes: 54 for social rent, 96 for outright sale and 10 shared equity homes for existing leaseholders.
- Network Housing Group and its development partner Hill Partnerships were awarded the contract by Ealing Council to regenerate the estate and provide new homes and facilities. Planning permission was formally awarded onJuly 11 2012.
- RectoryParkwas listed at number 9 in 24housing's list of the top 50 housing projects in July 2012. Network Housing Group also appeared at number 10 in Inside Housing's list of the top 50 developing housing associations for completed developments in June 2012.
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