HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY

About this assessment questionnaire:

The assessment questionnaire should take about 30 minutes to complete.

Your completed assessment will help the council to rehouse you.

Should you fail to give correct information, the council may have difficulty in rehousing you in a property or area you may desire.

All questions marked with an asterix (*) are compulsory.

Introduction:

Ealing Council has been redeveloping the South Acton estate as part of a major regeneration programme. The block where you live is scheduled as the next phase to be emptied to allow for redevelopment. The process to empty the block is likely to start within the next 18 months. This housing needs assessment is being carried out by the council to understand your rehousing requirements well in advance of the block's demolition. The assessment questionnaire will gather information about your household so that the new homes being built can be tailored to the requirements of people who wish to move there.

The council has appointed Acton Gardens (a joint development between London & Quadrant and Countryside Housing) as developer partner, to carry out all future phases of regeneration at South Acton.

There will be enough new homes built at South Acton to allow most people to stay living in the area, should they wish to. The regeneration of the estate will be split into a number of phases over the next 8 years.

You will have two options for your onward move:

1. Express a preference for a new build Acton Gardens property planned for the sites of the former Carroll and Galsworthy Courts
 
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2. Move to another council/housing association home in an area of your choice, either within Ealing or in another part of West London via the choice based lettings scheme called LOCATA.

Should you decide to move away from South Acton Estate via LOCATA, you will be awarded priority according to Ealing Council's Allocations Policy:

Band B – 12 months before Ealing Council requires your home for demolition

Band A – 6 months before Ealing Council requires your home for demolition

If you choose to move into one of the new homes being built at South Acton, you will be “pre-allocated” one of the new properties whilst they are being built, which will allow you to make choices about your new home and watch it being built.

You will be allocated a home suitable for the size of your current household and will be given a package of compensatory payments regardless of the option you choose.

For further information please see the South Acton Community Lettings Plan which was sent to you at the end of September 2012/SummerWinter 2015.

For independent advice on any issues connected with the regeneration programme, please contact Keith Mann, the Independent Tenant Advisor (ITA), either by calling 0800 774 864 or email via www.pep.org.uk and follow the links to South Acton. ITA surgeries are held on the first Tuesday of each month between 2pm - 6pm at the South Acton Regeneration Office – 108 Bollo Bridge Road, Acton, W3 8DD.

 

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