Next steps for Mitchell Hey

In the summer of 2017, RBH set out long term proposals for improving the quality and mix of homes in the College Bank and Lower Falinge neighbourhoods. These proposals included some homes which would be demolished as part of the redevelopment.

On 26th March this year, we visited everybody in College Bank whose home is affected by these proposals to deliver a legal notice called an Initial Demolition Notice.

Mitchell Hey is the first phase of re-development at College Bank and we have already started conversations with residents in this block to discuss their rehousing needs and preferences and any support they may need to move home. A number of residents have told us that they would like to have written confirmation from RBH that we are now starting the rehousing process for residents in Mitchell Hey.

As a result of these requests from residents, this week we have sent a letter to all RBH tenants in Mitchell Hey providing this written confirmation that we have started the rehousing process in this block.

We understand that how much time residents need to move home will vary from household to household; some people will prefer to move sooner and won’t need a full year, and others will need the whole of this time. We recognise that people affected will need different levels and types of support at different times and we will make every effort to help and support them.

We know that this is an unsettling time for many residents and we are committed to offering personalised support to any residents who need it. Our dedicated project managers, Syed Hussain and Michelle Kelly, are on hand. You can contact Syed and Michelle on towncentre.regen@rbh.org.uk or by calling Freephone 0800 027 7769 (option 7).

Lower Falinge residents supported into new homes

We are pleased to confirm that all residents included in the latest phase of redevelopment in Lower Falinge have now successfully moved to new homes.

All residents in the affected blocks have now moved to a home that meets their individual needs and requirements in the area of their choice. We have guaranteed that all residents who need to move as part of the redevelopment who wish to stay in the town centre will be able to do so, and more than half have chosen to do so.

We are really pleased that all residents from the blocks included in this phase of the redevelopment have now been supported to move. We are particularly pleased that all those residents who wanted to remain in the town centre area were able to do so, in line with our promise to the local community.

RBH team members provided one-to-one support for each household right through the process and we have had some lovely feedback about how moves to new homes have helped to support a better quality of life.

The next stage in Lower Falinge will see the completion of 55 brand new homes, comprising 33 one and two bedroom flats and 22 two and three bedroom houses, together with a new park and play space to provide a new “green heart” at the centre of Lower Falinge. This new green area will provide improved public open space for both new and existing residents, and better connections and routes through the neighbourhood.