RESIDENTS aged 50 and over from across Stockton Borough are being asked what they think about a proposal for new housing in Stockton Town Centre.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council in partnership with the Thirteen Housing Group is exploring the possibility of providing a unique Urban Village Living redevelopment on the existing Victoria Estate site.
The redevelopment is tailored for people aged over 55 who could easily benefit from all Stockton Town Centre has to offer from its shops to bars, cafes, events and leisure facilities.
The Council and Thirteen Group are encouraging residents to have their say via a variety of methods:
- Postal surveys – some residents will receive surveys in the post to be completed and returned by Monday 3 October.
- Online surveys – residents can submit their views via the survey available online now at www.victoriavillage.org.uk until Monday 3 October.
- ‘Sofa events’/open days – Arc4 will host ‘sofa events’ at Stockton Market on Wednesday 14 and Saturday 17 September and in the Rediscover Shop (Stockton High Street) on Friday 16 September.
- Unmanned displays will be presented in the customer services centres in Stockton, Billingham and Thornaby and also in the reception of Stratford House (Thirteen Group offices). They will include a visual display and information leaflet as well as copies of the surveys which residents can complete.
Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Housing, said: “The ongoing works at the Victoria Estate will complement the wider regeneration of Stockton Town Centre and the North Shore development nearby which is going from strength to strength. The redevelopment of the estate will be a real asset to the area in the future so I’d encourage everyone over the age of 50 to let us know their views.”
The community consultation work is being carried out by the Council in partnership with housing association Thirteen Group and housing data analysts Arc4.