Regina Road residents invited by council to vote on future of their homes

Residents of part of the Regina Road estate in South Norwood are having their say in a ballot on the future of their homes.

The ballot by Croydon Council asks eligible residents if they are in favour, or not, of the proposal to demolish and rebuild the homes within a specified boundary in Regina Road.

This includes the three 11-storey tower blocks and a number of low-rise blocks and houses, such as Sunny Bank numbers 1-8B.

Ballot papers and instructions are being delivered to households and voting will close on Monday 22 May, at 5pm.

The project is part of the Mayor’s commitment to invest in and improve standards in council homes and put residents at the heart of decisions about the housing service.

The council has been keeping the Regina Road community informed of the progress of the project and wrote to residents about the decision to run the ballot, following a Cabinet meeting on 22 March.

This follows extensive engagement with residents throughout last year when they were invited to open meetings, drop-ins and a number of community events where they could see and discuss the proposals and have their questions answered.

Design workshops were held where architects listened to residents’ views on a range of key areas such as the condition of their homes and communal spaces, the layout of the estate, community safety, parking and transport links. Residents were also surveyed about the proposals during a six-week consultation earlier this year.

The feedback from the Regina Road community is helping the council prepare the different design options, working with local residents.

Jason Perry

“We’ve reached the next crucial step in the redevelopment proposal for Regina Road and I would encourage eligible residents to take part in the ballot and have their say on the future of the estate.

“Regina Road residents have faced unacceptable disrepair in their homes and I am determined to sort out the conditions and work with them to put things right. All council tenants and leaseholders should expect to live in warm, safe and dry homes and I am committed to delivering this pledge as part of the transformation of Croydon’s housing service.”

The ballot is being managed by Civica Elections Services, an independent firm appointed by the council. Regina Road residents can contact the project team or the Independent Tenant and Leaseholder Advisers with any questions, by phone or email. See the Croydon website for full details.

Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon

2023-04-28T17:43:34+01:00 April 28th, 2023|Recent news|