Bampton Estate Regeneration (Witney and Shifford Path)

Michael Spencer made this Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council

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Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

I make this request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please provide copies of the following documentation held by Lewisham Council pertaining to proposals to redevelop or refurbish Witney Path, Shifford Path and 1-7 Mayow Road dated between January 2012 and the present:
a) Any and all condition surveys on the homes in Witney Path and Shifford Path and 1-7 Mayow Road that are in the possession of the Council.
b) Any estimates prepared by L&Q or the Council of the likely cost of redevelopment and of the cost of refurbishment, including any breakdown of how such costs were calculated.
c) Any information (whether contained in emails, letters, minutes or reports or otherwise) which may help to explain why L&Q have concluded that refurbishment “would not provide value for money”.

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Please acknowledge receipt. I look forward to hearing from you within 20 working days, as required under the Act.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Spencer

Foi, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mr Spencer
 
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Reference No: 343351
 
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Razvan Zoitanu left an annotation ()

Some information is available to provide the background for the question: http://councilmeetings.lewisham.gov.uk/d...
"6.3 The event in October 2014 with Shifford and Witney Path residents was to discuss
the results of the condition survey. Generally there seems to be a mix of views about
Witney and Shifford Paths with some residents saying that they think demolition and
new build should take place and others who are happy with the condition of their
properties. L&Q agreed to carry out further condition surveys, particularly to freehold
properties and have since been trying to arrange access to do this.
6.4 Any decisions on the L&Q owned part of the estate are for their own consideration
and consultation with their residents. However it should be noted that the stock
condition survey L&Q carried out showed that the repairs required included new
roofs, new windows, insulation and cladding and the completion of decent homes
works. All the aspects combined have led L&Q to conclude that refurbishment would
not provide value for money."

Also found a list stating that works are complete for BAMPTON ESTATE:
http://www.lewishamhomes.org.uk/your-hom...

Phillip Mears, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mr Spencer

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

Reference No: 343351

Thank you for your recent request , a copy of which I have set out below:

Please provide copies of the following documentation held by Lewisham
Council pertaining to proposals to redevelop or refurbish Witney Path,
Shifford Path and 1-7 Mayow Road dated between January  2012 and the
present:

a) Any and all condition surveys on the homes in Witney Path and Shifford
Path and 1-7 Mayow   Road that are in the possession of the Council.

 b) Any estimates prepared by L&Q or the Council of the likely cost  of
redevelopment and of the cost of refurbishment, including any  breakdown
of how such costs were calculated.

 c) Any information (whether contained in emails, letters, minutes  or
reports or otherwise) which may help to explain why L&Q have concluded
that refurbishment “would not provide value for money”.

The Council is the freeholder in respect of two  properties for the  areas
you have listed, however, both properties are  subject to leaseholds .
 The Council does not own any other property in those  areas. We have not
been able to identify any correspondence from L&Q  concerning the
redevelopment or refurbishment of those areas you listed. You may wish to
contact L&Q in pursuit of your enquiry.

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Yours sincerely

 

Phillip Mears

Senior Caseworker

Customer Services

[email address]

020 8314 9407

 

         
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