Kerria decant update

The decant at Kerria has now started. All affected residents are registered on Finding a Home, have been put in Band 1+ and will now be able to bid on a new property.  The ‘When will I be moving’ fact sheet linked here has been put together to advise residents on the process as has a list of frequently asked questions linked here and the Independent Tenant Friend Marilyn is available to answer queries and support tenants in bidding for properties. Marilyn can be contacted on the free phone number 0800 183 0454.

Once complete the regeneration project will improve the quality and supply of affordable housing in the Borough but to achieve this properties need to be demolished and the tenants of the regeneration areas need to be re-housed to facilitate this.

April 22, 2016 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Compulsory purchase of land at Kerria estate

Notice is hereby given that Tamworth Borough Council has made on the 11th February 2016 THE TAMWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL (KERRIA ESTATE TAMWORTH) COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER 2016 under section 226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.  It is about to submit this order to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for confirmation, and if confirmed, the order will authorise Tamworth Borough Council to purchase compulsorily the land described below for the purpose of facilitating  the carrying out of development, redevelopment and improvement on or in relation to  the land, by comprehensive redevelopment comprising erection of dwellings, retail,  associated car parking,  means of access together with accompanying environmental, public realm and transportation works including highway infrastructure improvements to contribute to the achievement, promotion and improvement of the economic social and environmental well-being of the acquiring authority’s area

A copy of the order and of the maps referred to therein have been deposited at the offices of the Tamworth Borough Council, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth,  B79 7BZ and at Glascote Library, 80 Caledonian, Tamworth, B77 2ED  and may be seen there at the usual opening hours.  They are also listed on this website below.

Any objection to the order must be made in writing to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, National Planning Casework Unit, 5 St Philips Place, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2PW  before 18th March 2016 and should state the title of the order, the grounds of objection and the objector’s address and interests in the land.

February 18, 2016 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

Developer sought to carry out Tinkers Green & Kerria regeneration

The £21.5m project to regenerate the Tinkers Green and Kerria estates by demolishing 136 houses, bungalows, flats and maisonettes and replacing them with 152 new homes has moved a step closer, after Cabinet agreed to tender for a developer to carry out the work. Councillors also agreed that 100% of the new homes will be Council-owned homes for rent, in a drive to increase the amount of affordable rented property in the borough.

The tender process for interested developers will open in December and it is hoped that a developer will be appointed by May 2016.

Outline planning permission for the development of 108 new homes in Tinkers Green and 44 new homes and a convenience store at Kerria was granted earlier this year and will be one of the first new major council house building projects in Tamworth since the 1970s.

Studies showed that some housing on the two estates were unpopular with many residents, outdated and unsuitable for current housing need. Residents of the two estates have been consulted at every stage of the project and their views have been incorporated into the design of the planned new developments.

Cllr Steve Claymore, Cabinet member for Economy & Education, said: “The redevelopment of Tinkers Green and Kerria is the biggest council housing programme in Tamworth for a generation and gives us the opportunity to build modern homes fit for the 21st century.

“It is really good news for Tamworth, and particularly for these two areas of the town and I am delighted that we are now at the stage where we are ready to appoint a developer to make the project a reality.”

Members of the public are now being asked for their views on the naming of streets in the new development.

Should the regenerated developments have new street names, or should the old street names be kept? If they are to have new names, what should those names be?

Anyone with ideas or comments is asked to comment on this blog or email regeneration@tamworth.gov.uk

November 30, 2015 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

Discussion: Street naming in the new developments

Tamworth Borough Council are interested to find out your views on the naming of streets within the new developments at Tinkers Green and Kerria.

Do you think the developments should be given new street names or keep the old ones? If you think they should be renamed do you have any ideas about how new names should be selected or what the new names should be? Please leave a comment.

October 27, 2015 at 1:02 pm 7 comments

Compulsory purchase of land at Tinkers Green estate

Notice is hereby given that Tamworth Borough Council (“the Council”) has made The Tamworth Borough Council (Tinkers Green Estate Tamworth) Compulsory Purchase Order 2015 under section 17 of the Housing Act 1985. It is about to submit this order to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for confirmation, and if confirmed, the order will authorise the Council to purchase compulsorily the land described in the documents below for the purpose of the provision of housing accommodation and ancillary development on the land and other land on the Tinkers Green Estate Tamworth in accordance with the provisions of Part II of the Housing Act 1985

A copy of the order and of the accompanying map may be viewed below and hard copies can be seen at all reasonable hours at the offices of Tamworth Borough Council, Marmion House, Lichfield Street Tamworth  B79 7BZ and at Wilnecote Library Tinkers Green Road Tamworth Staffordshire B77 5LF  (during usual opening hours).

Any objection to the order must be made in writing to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, National Planning Casework Unit, 5 St Philips Place, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2PW before 17th September 2015 and should state the title of the order, the grounds of objection and the objector’s address and interest in the land.

August 20, 2015 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Kerria Centre regeneration application is approved

The ambitious regeneration plan for Tinkers Green and Kerria took a major step forward this week, when plans to redevelop the Kerria Centre in Amington by building 44 new homes were given the go-ahead by Tamworth Borough Council’s Planning Committee.

Members of the committee voted unanimously in favour of the outline application to demolish the existing three and four-storey 1970s maisonettes containing 36 flats and replace them with 44 new, modern homes. The application also included the demolition of the existing five shops, to be replaced by a supermarket retail store.

The Amington One Stop Centre will not be replaced in the new development, but the majority of the groups previously using it have moved to the Sacred Heart Church and other locations within the borough, while the remainder of the groups are being given help and support to find new premises.

Cllr Steve Claymore, Cabinet member for Economy & Education, said: “This is a much-needed regeneration which will bring vast improvements to the lives of the residents and for Tamworth as a whole.

“It gives us the opportunity to replace the outdated and unpopular estate with modern homes fit for the 21st century.”

The Kerria application is part of a proposed £21.5 million regeneration programme to demolish a total of 136 houses, bungalows, flats and maisonettes across Tinkers Green and Kerria in Amington, to be replaced with 152 new homes in total. These are the first new Tamworth council homes being built in Tamworth for some 30 years.

The application to redevelop and regenerate Tinkers Green by demolishing the seven three and four-storey maisonette blocks and building 108 new homes was approved by the planning committee last month.

The next stage of the development will be the appointment of a building contractor and there will be further opportunities for local people to comment on the detailed design of the re-development.

July 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

Tinkers Green regeneration application is approved

The ambitious regeneration plan for Tinkers Green and Kerria took a major step forward this week, when plans to redevelop Tinkers Green by building 108 new homes were given the go-ahead by Tamworth Borough Council’s Planning Committee.

Members of the committee voted unanimously in favour of the outline application to demolish seven outdated three and four-storey maisonette blocks containing 86 homes and replace them with 108 new, modern homes. The application also included the upgrading of the existing children’s play area at Linthouse Walk.

Cllr Michelle Thurgood, Cabinet member for Housing & Waste Management, said: “This is a much-needed regeneration which will bring vast improvements to the lives of the residents and for Tamworth as a whole.

“It gives us the opportunity to replace the outdated and unpopular maisonettes with modern homes fit for the 21st century.

“The vast majority of Tinkers Green residents we have talked to throughout the consultation process have supported the plans and we are very grateful to them for their involvement.”

The Tinkers Green application is part of a proposed £21.5 million regeneration programme to demolish a total of 136 houses, bungalows, flats and maisonettes across Tinkers Green and Kerria in Amington, to be replaced with 152 new homes in total. These are the first new Tamworth council homes being built in Tamworth for some 30 years.

The next stage of the development will be the appointment of a building contractor.

June 11, 2015 at 4:48 pm 3 comments

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