Northampton council housing to be demolished

Northampton Council housing stock to be demolished

ANGERON 25th February the following FOI request was sent to Northampton Council

 

Request:

Please provide any information you have which is connected to the Council Housing stock at Toms Close, Northampton.

 

This will relate to meetings, hearings, discussions, reports, and may be stored in recorded minutes, verbatim or non -verbatim notes, emails, letters, documents electronically or manually stored.

 

Please confirm, provide, full details of the existence of any payments in relation to decant/removal of tenants, this will include, the precise amounts, method of payment and the budget from which the payment was / is derived.

 

Period of interest 2nd August 2013 to 24th February 2014

 

Today the council have published the following statement of its intentions:

 

Toms Close

 

The 16 “Airey” type properties in Toms Close are to be decommissioned so that we can create a cleared site for the development of new homes. Airey properties were built immediately after the Second World War using aluminium frames from military vehicles for the main structural elements and pre-cast concrete panels for the infill walls. The properties are extremely thermally inefficient and hard to heat and to bring them up to the Decent Homes Standard and give them a further 20-25 year’s lifespan is estimated to cost in excess of £80,000 per dwelling. Every tenant and property owner has been contacted by our housing officers and all our tenants have now either registered with us for a transfer or have indicated that they will make their own arrangements for somewhere else to live.

 

Councillor Mary Markham

Cabinet Member for Housing

Cabinet Member Report for Housing 10.03.14

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4 Responses to Northampton council housing to be demolished

  1. NOTE:

    The 16 “Airey” type properties in Toms Close

    My current understanding is that the following 9 are council stock

    1 TOMS CLOSE NN4 0NL
    3 TOMS CLOSE NN4 0NL
    5 TOMS CLOSE NN4 0NL
    6 TOMS CLOSE NN4 0NL
    8 TOMS CLOSE NN4 0NL
    10 TOMS CLOSE NN4 0NL
    11 TOMS CLOSE NN4 0NL
    15 TOMS CLOSE NN4 0NL
    17 TOMS CLOSE NN4 0NL

    Which means seven would have been or will need to be purchased from the property owner.

  2. Question to Cabinet Member for Housing – 10th March 2014
    The following question to Cabinet Member for Housing as been sent for the 10th March full council meeting

    Councillor Mary Markham

    In your report on Toms Close about the council’s intentions for the 16 “Airey” type properties. my current understanding is that nine are council stock, which means seven would have been or will need to be purchased from the property owner.

    Question:
    a) What is the projected cost of the purchase?

    b) Will the new homes be social rent?

    c) Will the new development be council owned?

  3. It as now been confirmed that numbers 4 & 14 Toms Close have been purchased back (from the owners) by the Council

  4. Mr Barnes-TEE says:

    Let me correct you yes these were built using frames from military vehicles inserted into the concrete upright supports and it was steel and not aluminium / check out .http://aireyhouse.your-talk.com/ these pictures are of 2 toms close during rebuild. Study my site and i know what i’m talking about THANK YOU.

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