Next Steps

The proposals are for long term change to be delivered over more than ten years.  We will continue to work up the detail and phases together with the local community and we will continue to take the steps needed to ensure a better quality and mix of homes for current and future residents.

As our proposals progress we will always let the local community know first when we have more detailed information affecting their home.

In the meantime, here’s a summary of what has happened so far and what we’ll be doing next:

  • The Residents Deal – RBH’s commitment to you – In March 2020, RBH and tenant representatives from College Bank and Lower Falinge signed off RBH’s commitments as part of our Residents’ Deal. The commitments outline what residents can expect from RBH as we work together with the local community to deliver our regeneration plans. You can find more details about our commitment to you here.
  • Serving of Initial Demolition Notices at Lower Falinge. On Monday 23rd July 2018, we knocked on the doors of all residents of Lower Falinge whose homes are affected by the demolition proposals to hand deliver an Initial Demolition Notice. We had already visited in April 2018 to let people know we would be delivering them. Along with the formal notice, we included a letter and an information sheet providing further explanation, together with details of how to get in touch with RBH for support or advice.
  • Work started for more family homes and green space in Lower Falinge. Work is progressing to deliver 55 new affordable rented homes at the heart of Lower Falinge together with new and improved green space. You can find more details about the approved plans here.
  • Serving of Initial Demolition Notices at College Bank. On 26th February 2019, the RBH team visited homes in the College Bank area; we provided information to residents face-to-face and explained our plans to demolish the Mitchell Hey, Dunkirk Rise, Tentercroft, and Town Mill Brow tower blocks over the coming years. On 26th March 2019, we served residents in those four blocks with an Initial Demolition Notice together with a letter and an information sheet providing further explanation, together with details of how to get in touch with RBH for support or advice.
  • Households continue to be rehoused – we continue to  support households from the current phases at College Bank & Lower Falinge to move. We aim to support one or two households each week to move and many households have already welcomed the opportunity of a move to a new home. We have informed all residents whose homes is affected by demolition of when they can expect their rehousing to start and we will continue to work closely with each household to find a suitable home.

Next steps

  • Continuing to work with Rochdale Council. We will continue to work closely with Rochdale Council on our proposals and ensure they link into the wider Town Centre regeneration and plans.
  • We will continue to work with the community to develop our proposals for College Bank and Lower Falinge and deliver on the Residents’ Deal.
  • We will continue to hold our informal weekly drop-in sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday morning as soon as we able to.  We have had to put these on hold for the time being because of the Covid-19 restrictions. You can still contact us here.
  • We will continue to hold our community consultation events to make sure we keep you informed and  to get your thoughts and feedback on the proposals as they progress so that we can develop the detail together.
  • We will continue to actively seek funding to support delivery of our plans for new homes including public and private funding as well as the big investment commitment from RBH.

Have Your Say

Now find out how you can get in touch with us and have your say about the proposals.