What is the one thing that every person on the estate should know even before they get to see a plan of a house, road layout or any kind of master planning?
Well, the residents of Ravensbury think that they should be told explicitly what the Circle Housing Corporation would actually give them. If Circle want the residents to have a fair and balanced view of any proposals involving the demolition of their homes, then surely every resident should know whether they would get a “UNIT” consisting of a one bedroom flat, a two bedroom house, or even whether they would get a garden if it were based on their needs.
Getting so far along the line of the master planning process without informing every single Ravensbury Resident would otherwise be a bit like pulling the wool over peoples eyes, surely? Well that is exactly what has happened. Maybe a few have been informed if they have been lucky enough to bleed the veritable blood out of the Circle stone, but we believe that Circle are way off the information trail as it stands.
How can any resident even think of approving or properly criticising the designs that HTA architects keep promising to deliver (we’re still awaiting anything of note though), without this very necessary information?
We think that Circle is allowing a degree of misinformation to cloud the already muddied waters, making it even harder for the residents to know where they stand. As the deadline for planning permission draws ever nearer, leaving the most essential information till last makes for a housing association that seriously beggars belief for all the wrong reasons.
Tell people where they stand before they are asked to consider a single plan!
Ravensbury Residents Association