Consultation

Chance for residents to have say on Tinkers Green and Kerria regeneration
Tamworth residents are being invited to come and discuss options for the new housing to be built as part of the regeneration schemes at Tinkers Green and Kerria.

Following initial consultation exercises in July 2014 and January 2015, outline planning permission was given earlier this year for the £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. Now that planning permission has been granted for the two sites, the next step in the ambitious project is to put together a tender brief and procure a developer to build the homes.

Residents of Tamworth are being given the chance to have their say and make their views known at a consultation event being held at the Carnegie Centre in Corporation Street on Saturday October 24 from 10am to 1pm. The purpose of this consultation is to gain feedback which will be used in the preparation of the final tender brief, including the external and internal appearance and environmental sustainability of the new properties.
The consultation is open to anybody with an interest in the redevelopment and regeneration of the Tinkers Green and Kerria estates, and residents living in and around the two estates are actively invited to participate and provided feedback.

Cllr Steve Claymore, Cabinet member for Economy and Education, said: ‘The redevelopment of Tinkers Green and the Kerria Centre 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 a fantastic project which is massively beneficial to not just the residents of the two areas but to Tamworth as a whole.

‘We would encourage anyone who is interested in this project and who has a view to come and share that with us at this consultation event. The involvement and input of residents is vital at every stage of this project.’

Anyone who is unable to go along to the event but who would like to give feedback is invited to complete a short survey, which is open until October 25. Please click here to access the survey.

Residents can also make their views known by contacting 0800 183 0454 or emailing regeneration@tamworth.gov.uk to give feedback or for more information on the events. The redevelopment programme is the first new Tamworth council housing building project since the 1970s. It has been possible by Council Housing Finance Reform, freeing up money for councils to build homes. Studies showed that some housing on the two estates were unpopular with many residents, outdated and unsuitable for current housing need. A total of 136 homes are proposed for demolition across the two areas and it will take approximately six years to complete both estates, with Tinkers Green being redeveloped first.

Consultation Feedback – Feb 2015

Kerria Consultation Review
Tinkers Green consultation review

Drop-in sessions attract around 100 people

Almost 100 tenants and residents of Tinkers Green and Kerria came along to two events organised to give them more information on the £21.5 million plans to redevelop the estates.

Housing staff were on hand to deal with concerns and answer questions on options for moving, how tenants will be moved and what support they will be offered.

The drop-in at Tinkers Green attracted around 60 people, while approximately 30 came along to the Kerria event.

The views given by tenants and residents will now be used to shape the report to Cabinet next month on the rehousing of those affected by the redevelopment.

More drop-in sessions will be held in the future as the plan progresses.

The rebuilding of the two estates is a long-term project which is expected to take at least six years to complete. A total of 136 properties are proposed for demolition – 100 in Tinkers Green and 36 in the Kerria Centre.

Tenants and residents can still put questions and concerns to housing staff by contacting Tamworth Borough Council’s regeneration hotline on the freephone number 0800 183 0454, or leave comments on this blog.

Consultation Events

Come and talk about the future of Tinkers Green or Kerria:

Tinkers Green Consultation Event:
Saturday 24 January 2015, 9.30am – 12noon
49 Hastings Close, Wilnecote, Tamworth B77 5LG

Kerria Consultation Event:
Saturday 24 January 2015, 1.00pm – 3.30pm
The One Stop Centre, Kerria

Look at the options and meet the consultants and architects.

Community consultation- Feedback reports – July 2014

Following consultation on potential design options for both areas, two new reports are available which summarise the findings.

Individual responses have been removed from Appendix three to to protect the identity of those residents who provided feedback.

Further consultation on a final outline design for both Tinkers Green and Kerria is planned for early November. More details to follow shortly.

Kerria consultation review
Tinkers Green consultation_review

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Miles Fletcher - Brown  |  February 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    What will the Kerria block be redeveloped into? Cllr Michael Greatorex, states “….designing out crime and anti-social behaviour, giving residents the sort of areas they are proud to live in, as well as stimulating economic growth.” Therefore is the area to be replaced with private affordable housing or sheltered accommodation for the elderly? If so that would be good. Are there any details of the proposals for the site available for inspection?

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