Join us at Stamshaw Junior School this evening (13 May) from 5 to 7pm to have your say on plans for new council flats in Twyford Ave.

All of the flats, designed with ECD Architects, will be added to our social housing portfolio. This will hopefully help create much-needed housing and reduce strain on the our council housing waiting list.

Computer generated image of what new council flats in Twyford Avenue could look like
A CGI view of what the new flats could look like

What are the plans?

The proposal is to redevelop four existing flats which have severe structural issues, making them uneconomical to repair. In their place would go six, one-bedroom, two-person flats and two off-street parking spaces – something the surrounding area lacks.

The plans also propose a communal garden area and a commitment to building the flats to Passivhaus standards, like Patey Court and Wilmcote House. This would ensure the flats are highly energy efficient, lowering energy consumption and costs.

A photo of the existing Twyford Avenue properties hoping to be redeveloped
A photo of the existing Twyford Avenue properties hoping to be redeveloped

Before anything goes ahead though, we’re inviting locals to see and give their feedback on the plans. We’ve already reached out to hundreds of Stamshaw residents, inviting them to a drop-in event at Stamshaw Junior School this evening (13 May) from 5-7pm.

Here, people can ask questions, see the plans (including what the new flats could look like), and tell us what they think.

“Getting public feedback for housing projects like this is a key part of the council’s process.”, says Cllr Darren Sanders, cabinet member for housing and tackling homelessness. He adds:

“We need to keep increasing the number of council homes in our city, but we want to do it with our residents in mind. Building homes that local communities are happy with is paramount, and every bit of feedback we get from this project will help shape what happens next.”

Want to see and give your opinion on the new council flats?

Anyone wanting to see the plans and give their feedback can attend the drop-in event this evening. Alternatively, you can email Charlie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or call 079 0110 0537.

Drop-in session info:

Date: Monday 13 May

Time: 5-7pm

Location: Stamshaw Junior School, Tipner Rd, PO2 8QH

 

Check out our resident engagement page for more info on how we work with local communities on housing projects.