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planning for the future – silver courts and vicarage flats, brandon

believe housing has been investigating current demand for homes at Vicarage Flats and Silver Courts in Brandon, the needs of current customers living there, future customers and the homes themselves.

A six-week consultation was held between Monday, 14 June and Sunday, 25 July 2021, where tenants and residents were asked to give their views on the proposal.

The percentage of residents (including leaseholders) who responded to the consultation was 63%. Of the people who responded, 56% agreed with the proposal to demolish the properties. 32% disagreed with the proposal, 7% both agreed and disagreed and 5% were unsure.

The board of believe housing has now considered all feedback from tenants and residents on the proposal to demolish the homes in Silver Courts and Vicarage Flats.

They have also considered all comments that were made together with the alternatives to demolition that were suggested and decided that demolition should proceed. This is due to the low demand, high turnover and high investment needs of the properties. They are no longer fulfilling the purpose for which they were built and are not homes that customers aspire to live in.

believe housing will provide dedicated support for everyone affected to help them relocate to a new home of their choice. There is no set timescale for people relocating from Vicarage Flats or Silver Courts. We understand that this may take some time.

The dedicated support team can be contacted by phoning our customer hub on 0300 1311 999 or by emailing the team direct on brandonrelocation@believehousing.co.uk.

We understand that some people will be feeling anxious following this decision and the need to relocate. Please be assured, we are committed to providing advice and support to make this move a successful one.

brandon regeneration survey and community drop-in events

Since the consultation, we have hosted drop-in events for residents affected by this decision, as well as for members of the Brandon community, and distributed a detailed questionnaire to all households.

If you have any further feedback for us, please contact us using emailing the team direct on brandonrelocation@believehousing.co.uk or by telephoning 0300 1311 999.

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