At the last full council meeting, Ravensbury residents asked Merton Council several questions regarding the proposals by Cirlce Housing.
Here’s the first (question 10 in the actual meeting) asking Merton if they have agreed with Needs Plus One as per the Residents Offer submitted by Circle Housing. It does appear that Merton Council is saying that Needs Plus One is not agreed at all, but that there could possibly be provision for under occupiers.
Exact text below:
10). From Tracy Wilson
To the Cabinet Member for Community and Culture
With regards to the Ravensbury redevelopment & Merton regen, has Merton Council agreed in principle with the “needs plus one” provision in the resident’s offer for rehousing from CHMP, & if so, will they honour this in the future?
The Council works closely with CHMP to deliver housing solutions to tenants in housing need. The Council will continue to set the rules about matching family size to the right number of bedrooms in a tenants new home. Those rules will be will be exactly the same as they are now, and they are unaffected by the regeneration plans and are set out in the Councils published housing allocations policy. The Council and CHMP are required to make best use of available housing resources and will take into account the option for families and individuals who are currently under occupying their property to have an extra bedroom above their needs in their new home.