A Local Lettings Policy for Glencoyne Square? You decide.

Do you want to shape how the Regeneration of Glencoyne Square will impact on the community in Southmead?

Southmead Development Trust are producing a Local Lettings Policy which enables the local community to help shape how Southmead grows.

Local Lettings Policies can be used to help ensure social and affordable rented housing priority is given to people who will help grow the local community in a positive way and are most in need of specific types of accommodation.  The Local Lettings Policy for Glencoyne Square will be designed to address issues specific to Southmead, which may include prioritising exiting elderly residents who many need to downsize into more manageable homes and younger people from Southmead to allow them to stay within the area.

Southmead Development Trust aims to support and facilitate the housing needs of the community on a long-term basis using a Local Lettings Policy and as the project is community-led, the local people’s priorities will inform how we approach the creation of the policy.

Ongoing consultation will drive and inform the direction of the policy and we will be engaging with the community regularly and as widely as possible to help ensure engagement from as many people as we can.  We will be asking for feedback throughout the process in order to provide Southmead with the best policy we can to ensure and an appropriate mix of residents who can contribute positively and help create a long-term sustainable development for Southmead.

To take part in the first part of our consultation please complete our short online questionnaire, which can be found at www.southmead.org/Regeneration, or join us at the Southmead Festival on July 6th, between 11am and 4pm at the Greenway Centre where we will be able to tell you more about what we are doing.

There will be more consultation events over the summer, so please check the website, Greenway Centre or Scart Shop window to stay updated.