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Hayes Place Flats Update

Last December Cllrs. Anne Manning and Neil Reddin had a meeting, arranged by Bob Neill MP, with the Chief Officers of Affinity Sutton (Broomleigh’s parent company).

Our meeting with Keith Exford, the Chief Executive of Affinity, and Neil McCall, the Group Operations Director, was useful.  Unfortunately, it appears that plans to redevelop the site will go ahead, despite the strong case we had put. However, any proposed planning application remains on hold and the assurance that no resident will be forced to leave has been renewed and welcomed.

In the last few months some residents have already moved out and some more are in the process of seeking alternative accommodation.  Clearly any resident who wishes to take up the offer made by Broomleigh/Affinity is free to do so and it is right that they should feel free to do so without intimidation.

However, a large number of residents appear to want to stay at Hayes Place and we shall continue to seek assurances that any request to “stay put” is managed in a kindly and appropriate way. In the meantime we are seeking information and clarification regarding the timetable for any closure and redevelopment.

We will continue to liaise with Affinity/Broomleigh and keep you all updated.

Hayes Place Older People’s Flats

HCH_Hayes_PlaceWe have been heavily involved in the reaction to Broomleigh Housing Association’s (BHA) plans to redevelop the sheltered flats in Bourne Vale. BHA is seeking ultimately to demolish the flats and build a mixed residential development.

However, the initial stages of their consultation have caused much worry among existing residents and their relatives. At the time of writing, we have held meetings with residents, BHA and the Council’s housing officers to examine Broomleigh’s justification for their plans and to clarify their timescale. We share the common view view among residents that Broomleigh have not made the case for the closure of the flats.

Today saw Bob Neill M.P. visit the flats and see for himself the good sized accomodation and hear from residents directly. Bob has promised to take the issue up, alongside ourselves, with Broomleigh and their parent organisation, Affinity Sutton.