Residents from the Barne Barton estate in Plymouth have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a full site regeneration.
Social landlord Sanctuary Housing asked for residents’ views throughout March on a proposed multi-million pound investment in the estate.
The housing association wanted to know whether residents would like Sanctuary to purchase the estate and regenerate it with new homes or refurbish the existing properties to a modern standard.
A successful drop-in event was held at Tamar View Community Centre where more than 60 residents came to speak to Sanctuary about the plans and see visuals of what the estate could look like following either of the two investment options.
Residents have also been providing their views via phone and email on the options for the ten blocks of maisonettes managed by Sanctuary on Talbot Gardens, Savage Road and Roope Close.
Sanctuary is now in discussions with the current site owners, Aviva and Quintain, to purchase the site and negotiations are progressing well.
Daren Nowlan, Sanctuary Housing Operations Director, commented: “We would like to thank all residents for their feedback during the consultation period. As we had an open mind on the two options put forward, we felt it was right to ask them what investment they wanted to see, and we’ve had some positive conversations about these proposals.
“The view from the overwhelming majority of residents is for a full estate regeneration and the first step for us is to now purchase the site.
“We will continue to keep residents updated on these discussions and are committed to working with them all individually to ensure their needs are met.”
Residents can continue to provide any feedback by calling 0800 917 0477 from a landline, 0300 123 3590 from a mobile, or emailing BarneBarton@sanctuary-housing.co.uk.