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Regenerating Heathside and Lethbridge estate

Read about the regeneration of the Heathside and Lethbridge estate.

We are working in partnership with Family Mosaic to regenerate the Heathside and Lethbridge estate. Once complete, the scheme will provide around 1,200 new homes as well a new community centre.

To date, 377 new homes have been built and occupied. The next 405 homes are currently under construction.

As we are intending to demolish the final properties on the Heathside and Lethbridge Estate in phases 5 and 6 in the next five years, we have served an initial demolition notice (IDN) on all secure tenants in these phases, in order to suspend completion of Right to Buy (RTB) applications received after January 17 2005.

Demolition notices

Demolition notices are Government legislation that councils are allowed to use if they intend to demolish properties within the next five years. The initial demolition notice (IDN) suspends completion on Right to Buy (RTB) applications received after January 17 2005. After an IDN has been served, a Final Demolition Notice (FDN) may be served up to a year prior to the demolition, after which the right to buy cannot be exercised.

The IDN’s are:

  • published in a local paper

  • put on the Council’s website

  • hand-delivered to all affected secure tenants.

The notice must state:

  • which properties are being demolished, when and why 

  • the date that the notice ceases to be in force

  • that the Right to Buy application cannot complete while the notice is in force, and that all current RTB applications are suspended

  • that compensation will be payable for reasonable expenditure incurred and how to claim it.

Compensation

If a tenant has already applied for their RTB, they maybe entitled to compensation if they make a claim to us within three months of the notice coming into effect. Compensation would be likely to cover reasonable legal and other relevant professional fees and must be accompanied by receipts. 

If we decide not to demolish we must serve a revocation notice.

For more information contact James Ringwood on 020 8314 7944.

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