Today is an important day for Pathways, our residents at Dean Court and the plot holders at Northfields allotments as we announce plans for a major redevelopment.
Our initial scheme proposes to redevelop the existing properties at Dean Court in order to increase the amount and quality of these homes. The scheme would provide a total of approximately 110 Pathways social homes and 30 homes for sale. There is an acute shortage of affordable housing for older people in Ealing, but demand is increasing all the time. We want to do more to improve the amount of good quality supported housing in the borough and play our part in helping vulnerable older people.
We are therefore proposing to redevelop our properties at Dean Court and build new affordable homes at Mattock Lane. This will mean developing a small proportion – around 10% – of the Northfields Avenue Allotment site. The proposals are in the very early stage of development and Pathways are now starting a lengthy period of consultation with Dean Court residents, allotment plot holders and the local community.
We know that this will mean disruption for residents and plot holders but we are committed to working with them and other key stakeholders to ensure that our plans are developed to maximise the benefits and minimise the inconvenience. We are particularly committed to keeping the existing residents of Dean Court together and enabling everyone to move back to the new development. The new development will have level access for all residents and special features which will enable people to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. The additional housing provided will all be at 50% of market rents making it truly affordable for people in need.
You can find out more about our proposals by downloading the booklet below.