Residents invited to help shape plans for the Regina Road estate

Residents in South Norwood are being asked for their views to help shape the future of the Regina Road estate following Croydon being awarded £54m for the regeneration of the area.

The housing grant from the Greater London Authority (GLA) will see the area redeveloped to include an estimated 380 new high quality, energy efficient properties, which includes a mixture of social and affordable homes and will maintain the current number of council homes.

The council will continue to work closely with Regina Road residents to make sure they are at the heart of the plans for the estate.

The consultation will focus on design plans ahead of submitting a planning application for the redevelopment of the whole estate later this year. Residents can find out about the proposals and have their say in several ways including a family fun day, public exhibition, webinar and an online survey.

The proposals for the redevelopment are part of the council’s journey of improvement of housing services and have been designed in line with resident feedback received to date. Plans include a new nursery and community space, new and improved green and play spaces and a new walking route through the estate.

An online consultation survey will be available from next week at www.croydon.gov.uk/ReginaRoad

Anyone wanting the consultation information in a different format can email consultation-reginaroad@croydon.gov.uk

All residents living in tower 1-87 Regina Road have now moved out into new homes while the demolition and construction take place. Demolition is due to start later this year.

The project is part of the Executive Mayor of Croydon Jason Perry’s commitment to invest in council homes and put residents at the heart of decisions about the housing service. It forms part of Croydon’s wide-ranging housing improvement drive to improve the standards of homes across the borough and restore pride in Croydon.

An update on the Regina Road redevelopment will also go to Cabinet later this month.

Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon, said: “The grant funding we’ve secured for this regeneration is great news. We have listened and worked closely with the GLA to develop the plans and the decision to award such a significant grant demonstrates their confidence in our regeneration project. This is a huge achievement overcoming many legacy issues for Croydon.

“Our Residents’ Charter, which we introduced in 2022, sets out clear expectations for how the council will treat all tenants with respect and involve them in decisions which impact their housing or housing services. It’s great to see this in action with the work we are doing on the Regina Road estate.

“Thank you to all our residents whose feedback and involvement to date has helped us to get to this point. Now we need to hear from locals on the early designs for the site as we work at pace to get this regeneration under way. Please do find out about the consultation opportunities and tell us what you think.”

2024-07-08T15:51:35+01:00 July 8th, 2024|Recent news|