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Community leads the way in building new homes.
A resident led organisation in Derby has secured almost £1.1 million of government money to build much needed homes on their estate.
OSCAR (Osmaston Community Association of Residents) was formed by local residents in January 2011 to drive forward the regeneration of their neighbourhood following the closure and demolition of several large factory sites formerly occupied by Rolls Royce.
Residents took action and established OSCAR after the council led regeneration scheme stalled following government cuts to front line services. OSCAR were not only successful in campaigning to keep the regeneration scheme on the agenda, but more importantly that local residents themselves led the regeneration scheme, and that residents views remained at the heart of all the decisions made about the area.
The announcement of the grant (£1,078,000 in total) from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) signifies 12 months of hard work by residents to provide new homes on the ‘Elton Road Quadrant’ site.
The development will create 80 new properties for the area, including 40 affordable rented properties which will be owned by OSCAR. The scheme is the only one of its type in the region, and will be the largest community led scheme in the country.
The scheme is subject to Derby City Council cabinet approval, and the transfer of the land to OSCAR on a 125 year long lease at a peppercorn rent. There would then be the option for OSCAR to purchase the freehold in 30 years time, once OSCAR had repaid the Council the additional low cost loan to build the new homes.
Derby City Council has also committed to pay towards remedial work to the site, in preparation for the development, and OSCAR will now be working with developers to submit their planning permission for the scheme by December 2012, together with registering as a housing provider themselves, and applying to become an Investment Partner with the HCA.
OSCAR aim to start work on site in April 2013, which the first phase of the development being completed by February 2014, and the second phase completed in June 2014.
Anthony Slater Chair of OSCAR said “Derby City Council had made a similar application to the HCA back in 2011 for just 50 properties on part of the site, but were unsuccessful – however as residents we were aware of the HCA’s Community Scheme, and that if residents led the scheme and we worked together with our partners, we could achieve a larger development for the area, and create more homes for local people”.
OSCAR has now appointed Derby Homes, the City Council’s arms length management organisation (ALMO) as their development agent for the scheme, and will employ Derby Homes to manage the rented properties once built. Anthony said “this shows a shift change in power to local people in deciding what’s best for our community – and given the unique status of Derby Homes as an ALMO, they have been able to work with local residents to help establish and support residents to the stage now where OSCAR are employing Derby Homes to act as our development agent and then manage our affordable homes in line with OSCAR’s own local lettings and management policy”.
Jane Tricker from the Homes and Communities Agency said ‘we are really pleased to be working with OSCAR to enable them to deliver new homes in their local area. Our Community-led investment has been conditional upon community groups taking a leading role in the development of the affordable homes and OSCAR are a great example of this.
But it’s not all about bricks and mortar – the new homes are just one of many projects and schemes that OSCAR have achieved in the area, including running the UK’s largest Neighbourhood Watch Scheme; delivering the new £100k ‘OSCAR Playground’ as well as a range of other environmental, social and youth projects.
OSCAR are now looking ahead to working with the City Council, Derby Homes and a developer to regenerate the former Rolls Royce sites and bring back into community use the Grade 2 listed Marble Hall amongst many others community led projects.
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The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is the single, national housing and regeneration delivery agency for England. Our vision is to create opportunity for people to live in homes they can afford in places they want to live, by enabling local authorities and communities to deliver the ambition they have for their own areas.