Investment in the future of the Southwick Estate has taken a step forward after funding was approved for the next phase of work. Improving the homes in the Southwick Estate is a priority for Adur which has identified that significant work and investment is needed to bring the blocks up to a decent homes standard.
Funding of £454,100 to appoint a project team which will work with residents to review options including refurbishment, improvements, infill, or partial or full redevelopment of the Southwick Estate, has now been approved by Adur and Worthing Council’s Joint Strategic Committee.
A Resident Working Group, which was set up during the first stage of the project, will work alongside an independent resident advisor who will talk them through the next stages of the process and the options available.
The first stage of the work was approved by the Joint Strategic Committee in March this year and focused on gathering residents’ views about the estate and any issues in relation to the maintenance and condition of their homes.
Residents will be asked to consider options including refurbishment, refurbishment and landscape improvements, as well as partial or full redevelopment of the Southwick Estate at two events this month.
Councillor Carson Albury, Adur’s Executive Member for Customer Services, said: “The capital works programme is a huge piece of work and it is only right that the tenants and leaseholders affected have their say as we work through each stage of the project.”