Who would be affected?
The council is considering whether to replace the existing homes at:
What we plan to do
There is a desperate need for more housing in the UK, and in Barking and Dagenham in particular. We need more, new and affordable homes for local people.
As one of the solutions to this problem, the council is proposing to redesign some of the areas of older housing so that they can build extra, good quality homes.
The council has asked us at Be First to consult residents about demolishing the Oxlow Lane and Rainham Road North flats and replacing them with modern, new homes on the site.
If they decide to go ahead, it would mean you have to move out of your current home. But, the council would guarantee you have the right to return, if you want to, when the rebuilding is finished, which we would estimate would be by 2023. If you decide to do this, you can get involved in the design of the new homes.
If it is agreed, we would have to move residents out over the next year, and to offer alternative homes to all tenants.
We would buy leaseholders’ homes at full market level.
If the proposal is agreed, we would fully support you through this process. We will help you find suitable alternative housing by the end of 2020 and we will cover all the costs of moving home.
What happens next?
Our staff will be visiting every resident to get their views.
It will be a chance to have a private discussion about any concerns you may have and to discuss your options and needs.
Once everybody has been seen, we will write a report for the council to consider. The report will be used to decide whether we go ahead with the proposal. We expect this report to go to a meeting of the Cabinet in September.
Our guarantees to you
If you are a resident of the homes that are affected, we make the following promises to you.
If you are a tenant
If you are a leaseholder