What is to happen to Lady Bennett Court, Longton once the residents are rehoused?

Karen Carlin made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Stoke on Trent City Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

Re: Lady Bennett Court, California Street, Longton

The Sentinel this week reported the phased closure of Lady Bennett Court as part of wider development proposals for older person’s sheltered housing in the City.

“Stoke-on-Trent City Council is planning to close down five of its sheltered housing complexes – Doris Robinson Court in Meir, Lady Bennett Court in Longton, Newhouse Court in Abbey Hulton, Union Court in Hanley and Lily Gertrude Simister Court in Tunstall.
Together the schemes contain 149 flats for over-55s, of which 21 are currently empty, but council leaders say they no longer meet the needs of older people. A phased closure programme, which could see complexes shut down in 2021, is now being considered.”

Please can you answer the following questions:

1. Once the residents have moved out will Lady Bennett Court be demolished?
2. Will Lady Bennett Court be repurposed for use by the City Council? If so, to what purpose?
3. Will the building and grounds constituting Lady Bennet Court be sold to private speculators?
4. If Lady Bennett Court is demolished, will the land be used for a new development of social housing?

Yours faithfully,

Karen Carlin

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Ms Carlin

 

Your request for information ref. SOT73479

 

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following the closure of Lady Bennett Court in Longton.  Your request was
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FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Ms Carlin

 

Your request for information ref. SOT73479 about action to be taken
following the closure of Lady Bennett Court in Longton.

 

We have now considered your request and a copy of the information is
enclosed below.

 

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purposes.  Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public,
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under the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

 

1.    Once the residents have moved out will Lady Bennett Court be
demolished?

 

Response: Yes as soon as practically possible.

 

2.    Will Lady Bennett Court be repurposed for use by the City Council?
If so, to what purpose?

 

Response: No the building will be demolished and the site redeveloped by
the council.

 

3.    Will the building and grounds constituting Lady Bennet Court be sold
to private speculators?

 

Response: We will be exploring and assessing options for the future
redevelopment of the site.

 

4.    If Lady Bennett Court is demolished, will the land be used for a new
development of social housing? –

 

Response: We will be exploring and assessing options for the future
redevelopment of the site.

 

 

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Request

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

Re: Lady Bennett Court, California Street, Longton

The Sentinel this week reported the phased closure of Lady Bennett Court
as part of wider development proposals for older person's sheltered
housing in the City.

"Stoke-on-Trent City Council is planning to close down five of its
sheltered housing complexes - Doris Robinson Court in Meir, Lady Bennett
Court in Longton, Newhouse Court in Abbey Hulton, Union Court in Hanley
and Lily Gertrude Simister Court in Tunstall.
Together the schemes contain 149 flats for over-55s, of which 21 are
currently empty, but council leaders say they no longer meet the needs of
older people. A phased closure programme, which could see complexes shut
down in 2021, is now being considered."

Please can you answer the following questions:

1.         Once the residents have moved out will Lady Bennett Court be
demolished?
2.         Will Lady Bennett Court be repurposed for use by the City
Council? If so, to what purpose?
3.         Will the building and grounds constituting Lady Bennet Court be
sold to private speculators?
4.         If Lady Bennett Court is demolished, will the land be used for
a new development of social housing?

Yours faithfully,

Karen Carlin

 

 

 

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housing repair and report a pothole at a time and place that’s convenient
for you at www.stoke.gov.uk 

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