Top quality new homes at Roxwell Road

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Across the country there is a desperate need for more housing, and in Barking and Dagenham the situation is no different. We need more affordable homes for local people.

As one of the solutions to this problem, the council is proposing to redesign the layout of some of the areas where they have older housing. This will allow them to build extra, good quality homes.

As part of this, and following consultation with residents, the council has decided to replace the existing properties at 2 & 4 Stebbing Way and the odd-numbered flats at 53-135 Roxwell Rd (the even numbered flats are not affected.)

The council has asked us, at Be First, to carry this forward. We plan to work with residents to design new, top quality homes on the site.

It is important to remember that before the rebuilding goes ahead, we will help residents to move to alternative housing. But, we will guarantee residents the right to return, if they want to, once the work is completed, which we anticipate would be by the summer of 2023.

Everyone who wants to return will have the opportunity to get involved in the design of the new homes.

There are other rehousing options for those who do not want to return.

If our plans are agreed, residents will be fully supported through this process. We will help them find suitable alternative housing by the end of 2020 and we will cover all the costs of moving home. Full details are in our newsletter.

We expect to have some initial design ideas soon and we very much hope that you will give us your views. The designs will be published here, and you can also see them at our drop-in event on 17 October. Details below.

Across the country there is a desperate need for more housing, and in Barking and Dagenham the situation is no different. We need more affordable homes for local people.

As one of the solutions to this problem, the council is proposing to redesign the layout of some of the areas where they have older housing. This will allow them to build extra, good quality homes.

As part of this, and following consultation with residents, the council has decided to replace the existing properties at 2 & 4 Stebbing Way and the odd-numbered flats at 53-135 Roxwell Rd (the even numbered flats are not affected.)

The council has asked us, at Be First, to carry this forward. We plan to work with residents to design new, top quality homes on the site.

It is important to remember that before the rebuilding goes ahead, we will help residents to move to alternative housing. But, we will guarantee residents the right to return, if they want to, once the work is completed, which we anticipate would be by the summer of 2023.

Everyone who wants to return will have the opportunity to get involved in the design of the new homes.

There are other rehousing options for those who do not want to return.

If our plans are agreed, residents will be fully supported through this process. We will help them find suitable alternative housing by the end of 2020 and we will cover all the costs of moving home. Full details are in our newsletter.

We expect to have some initial design ideas soon and we very much hope that you will give us your views. The designs will be published here, and you can also see them at our drop-in event on 17 October. Details below.


Please feel free to ask any questions you have about the plans for Roxwell Road. 

Before asking a question, please take a moment to read about what happens next?

We appreciate and value your interest and will respond to your questions within five working days.




Q&A

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    I have rent arrears that i am trying to pay off will i stilk get a new council house after they demolish the one i am currently at?

    Angela asked about 1 month ago

    Yes, we will still rehouse you if you have arrears as long as your homeloss payment (currently £6400) can cover the arrears.  

    Your decant officer can explain this in more detail and there is a section in the Decant Charter which you should have been given at the time of your rehousing visit which explains this too.

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    It’s 102 roxwell road IG11 0PT can you confirm for defiante we’re not affected as we’ve been getting letters and leaflets about the process

    G asked 8 months ago

    This proposal directly affects 2 & 4 Stebbing Way and the odd-numbered flats at 53-135 Roxwell Rd only.  The even numbered flats are not affected.  We have sent information to neighbouring properties for information only.

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    Am entitled to be housed by yourselves?

    Rob smith asked 6 months ago

    The Council can only rehouse Secure Council tenants affected by the estate renewal regeneration programme, so they will not rehouse private tenants.

    You may be able to register for council housing by completing the the online Choice Homes Housing application form.  If you have any difficulty with this you can contact the Housing Advice Team at John Smith House on 020 8215 3000.  They will assist you in completing the application form.  

    But, there is a long waiting list for council housing and not everybody is eligible.  You may need to make alternative arrangements yourself.



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    When will we be finding out when and where we are moving to

    G asked 11 months ago

    We are currently visiting tenants who are already registered for a housing transfer, and these visits will continue during December. 

    We will start to visit tenants who not already on the housing register between January and April. We will start at the top and move downwards. So, we will visit tenants on the top floors in January and February, and the ground floor in March and April.

    We will contact you in advance to arrange an appointment at a convenient time for you.

    Our surveyors will be contacting leaseholders early in the New Year.


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    Hi is this all 3 flats in Rockwell road or just the one

    Xtinax asked about 1 year ago

    This directly affects the residents living at 

    • 53-135 Roxwell Rd, and
    • 2 and 4 Stebbing Way
    These homes will be completely rebuilt. Other properties in Roxwell Road will not be affected, though there may be some minor inconvenience while the demolition and rebuilding is underway (which we will endeavour to keep to a minimum).  We hope that other neighbours will benefit from the improved environment, once the work is completed.