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Estate Regeneration

Hinkler ParadeThe Estate Regeneration team lead a major programme of renewal across the city as part of a wider commitment to deliver sustained economic growth and tackle deprivation on Southampton’s estates. It is a significant contributor to the council's target of delivering over 16,000 homes and 10-20,000 additional jobs.

The principal vision for Estate Regeneration is to 'create successful communities on our estates where people will want to live in the future. Our communities will be comprised of people of different ages and backgrounds, where work is normal for all who are able to. Homes and public spaces will be designed to provide safe and secure environments and local people will take an active involvement in ensuring the success of the community’.
The strategy for delivering the vision is articulated in a set of core principles:

  • taking a comprehensive approach to renewal in order to transform neighbourhoods into places where people want to live for years to come
  • maximising the number of new homes, including family homes, as part of the re-development
  • promoting mixed communities made up of affordable and private homes
  • involving local people in developing and designing their community for the long term
  • providing shops and community facilities where needed and practicable

Phase One 2008-2013. £15M project

Hinkler Parade - Project Completed. Anchor retailers and Community Enterprise in place. Minimum of 25% workforce are local people. 9 apprenticeships created. 43/109 properties are affordable and are now let. 66/109 properties for private sale - all the market sale properties are now sold.

Phase Two 2009-2015. £30M project

Exford Avenue, Laxton Close and Meggeson Avenue:
Lovell and First Wessex appointed as the Preferred Developer. Planning Permission was granted for all three sites in November 2011. 222-252 Meggeson Avenue was demolished in July 2012. Work is progressing to complete this scheme in December 2013 / January 2014. Demolition has commenced for Exford and Laxton Close. Please refer to their pages for full details of the work programme.

Cumbrian Way:
Cabinet approved the land disposal to Radian Group. Planning Permission was granted in April 2012 for 50 new homes. The site has been demolished and highway work to Helvellyn Road is nearly complete.

New Council Homes 2009-2011. £9M project

All 8 sites now completed.

Phase Three of Estate Regeneration 2011-2016

Weston Shopping Parade: redevelopment proposal for the site approved in July 2011. Developer procured and preferred bidder confirmed in February 2013.

Planning application submitted. Resolution to grant consent given.

On site start for demolition expected September 2013.

On site start for construction expected January 2014.

Completion of the redevelopment expected Summer 2015.

Phase Four of Estate Regeneration 2012 Onwards

Regeneration Framework for Townhill Park - framework completed March 2012. Cabinet and Council approved the Regeneration Framework and Phase 1 in November 2012. Initial preparation work for decanting tenants to accommodation of their choice to commence in early 2013.

Phase Five of Estate Regeneration 2012 Onwards

City Wide Estate Regeneration Framework – Coming soon
Further information on all of these projects can be found by following the links on the left of this page.

Downloadable documents

Icon Name of file Size Download time
Image Regeneration Newsletter - Winter 2010/11 1074 KB 4secs @ 2Mbps
Image Regeneration Newsletter - Summer 2011 1224 KB 5secs @ 2Mbps
Link to download Adobe Acrobat if required

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