Consultation and Feedback

gesprächThank you for all the comments and input we received into our consultation.

The scheme acheived planning permission recently and we were commended on the effort and scale of our consultation efforts.

Haig Housing Trust will update this website periodically throughout the development of the programme.

 

Submit your comments or receive further information

The comments we received prior to submitting our application and during the consultation period were taken into consideration. We have now received planning permission for the scheme but, you can still feedback to us or receeive more info through a number of routes as below. We will take comments into account but, whether we can make design changes to the buildings will be on a case by case basis as we cannot deviate from the consented scheme, except in exceptional circumastances you may point out to us and if appropriate we will have to apply back to Merton Council for these.

  • Contacts – John Lau, Director of Housing Services or Simon Griffin, Development Manager
  • Phone – 020 8685 5777
  • Email – enquiries@haighousing.org.uk
  • Post – Morden Redevelopment Feedback, Haig Housing Trust, Alban Dobson House, Green Lane, Morden, Surrey SM4 5NS.
  • In Person – Plans are available to view by appointment. Contact us on the above contact details to view the current plans and speak to a representative.

What will happen next?

  • Winter 2016/17 – It is anticipated that work could start on site (Delayed)
  • Summer 2017 – Main contractor to be appointed.
  • Autumn 2017 – Work to begin on site.

What has happened already?

  • 18 July 2014 – Letter sent to all Haig tenants by the Chief Executive confirming the news we had received significant funding from the Ministry of Defence’s Veteran’s Accommodation Fund, for the construction of 76 new homes in Morden. The money distributed by the Government was from fines imposed on banks for the illegal fixing of LIBOR interest rates.
  • 12 September 2014 – Further details on the Trust’s ambitions and plans for redevelopment in Morden were outlined to all Haig residents by letter. Tenants were invited to contact the Director of Housing Services to discuss any aspects of the Trusts aspirations for the estate if they so wished.
  • December 2014 – Article in the Christmas newsletter sent to Haig tenants nationwide.
  • April 2015 – Article in the Spring newsletter sent to Haig tenants nationwide.
  • July 2015 – The Trust appoint Andy Nelson as Resident Consultation Manager. He sends letters to all residents on the Haig estate. Alongside an invitation to meet him to discuss the plans a master plan map of potential sites and feedback form is included.
  • July to September 2015 – Visits to over 200 tenants to discuss the master plans, aspects that may affect them and receive feedback and comments.
  • August 2015 – Open invitation to all residents to attend the open day exhibition circulated.
  • 6 August 2015 – Pre-planning meeting held with LB of Merton planning department to discuss the master plan and receive feedback to progress and amend aspects as they see fit.
  • 3 September 2015 – Exhibition of the plans held at Lawrence Weaver Institute on the estate.
  • 15 September 2015 – This website went live for members of the public to view the consultation.
  • 21 September 2015 – Letter to tenants with frequently asked questions informing them to ensure they send their feedback by 30th Septmneber 2015, informing them of a design review meeting by the project team in early October.
  • September to October 2015 – Individual consultation with any tenants or interested parties.
  • 23 September 2015 – Letter sent to residents in odd numbered houses (north side of road bordering Haig’s estate) of Rougemont Avenue that are adjacent to potential sites.
  • Feedback received added to the comments already collected from feedback forms, exhibitions and one-to-one meetings with residents.
  • September to November 2015 – The design will be reviewed, taking into account residents’ comments.
  • From October 2015 onwards – The plans are available to view online on this website.
  • November 2015 – Design Review meeting with London Borough of Merton planning department discussed the design and architectural merits of the development to inform the design.
  • February 2016 – Pre-planning meeting held with London Borough of Merton planning department to discuss the revised plans and receive feedback to inform the design and progress to planning.
  • Thursday 24th March 2016 – Exhibitions of revised plans to those previously shown for tenants, local residents and interested parties took place. The plans now concentrate on Hill Top Court and Rhodes Moorhouse Court Gardens.
  • Tuesday 19th April 2016 – Further Design Review Panel meeting with LB Merton panel discussed the design and architectural merits of the development to inform the design.
  • April 2016 – Scheme submitted for planning approval. Anyone who wishes to comment further on the scheme at this stage will be able to do so through the Planning process. The planners will contact adjoining residents individually to ask for their comments on the proposed scheme also.
  • September 2016 – Merton planning applications committee gave resolution to grant planning permission to the planning application for a development of 68 residential units, at their committee meeting on 15th September 2016. Haig Housing hopes to receive a Notice of Planning Consent in the coming weeks.
  • Autumn 2016 – The scheme is out to tender to potential contractors. After the tender period it will be decided who to apppoint as lead contractor.

 

Exhibition – Thursday 24th March 2016 at The Lawrence Weaver Institute, Morden.
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    Local residents viewing plans at our exhibition

    The revised plans concentrating on Hill Top Court and Rhodes Moorhouse Court Gardens were exhibited for tenants and local residents to view.

  • The project team answered any questions and received feedback on the proposed plans.

 

Exhibition – Thursday 3rd September 2015 at The Lawrence Weaver Institute, Morden.
  • The plans were exhibited for residents in the area to view.
  • The project team including Haig Housing, Haines Phillips architects and Red Loft project management were in attendance to answer any questions and take on board feedback from residents.
  • Over 60 residents attended to view the plans and have their say on the proposed redevelopment. Attendees received handouts of the plans and information to date.
  • The feedback from residents received at the event was reported back to residents by letter in October 2015.

 

Thank you to those who have engaged by letting us know your views in person or by using our contact details. We hope you understand, approve of and support us in our commitment to ensuring that the ex-Service community, particularly those who have been wounded or are disabled, get the housing help they need.

 

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