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Independent resident advisor to support south west London regeneration scheme

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Circle Housing Merton Priory is looking to appoint an independent advisor to support residents affected by its major regeneration proposals in Merton, south west London.

The housing association is set to start work with residents from 1,200 homes to develop new designs for Eastfields in Mitcham, High Path in south Wimbledon and Ravensbury in Morden.  

The successful independent tenant and resident advisor will help with the consultation process and engage residents through different approaches. They will also mediate discussions between residents and Circle Housing Merton Priory to address residents’ queries and concerns.

If planning permission is granted, the regeneration would create new, accessible, energy-efficient homes in attractive neighbourhoods with new community facilities and public open spaces. 

Paul Quinn at Circle Housing said: “We want to make sure that residents are supported throughout the design stage and have help to make decisions. Regeneration could affect their individual circumstances as well as the future layout and design of their neighbourhood as a whole. This role is critically important to us so we need to have the best possible candidates to choose from.  We will maximise involvement from all residents by appointing someone who can help explain, examine and question, allowing us to design suitable neighbourhoods with input from residents.”

Circle Housing recently announced the appointment of architects who will work on the design of each of the three neighbourhoods.  This work is due to start in May and continue throughout 2014 with a series of exhibitions, workshops, site visits and public events.

Around 60 per cent of residents across the three neighbourhoods are tenants of Circle Housing Merton Priory, with the remainder being leaseholders or freeholders.

The successful candidate would begin the 12-month position on 27 May 2014.  Interested parties should register their interest by emailing contact details to procurement-south@circle.org.uk by 4pm on 30 April 2014. 

The appointment will be made by a panel consisting of residents and Circle Housing Merton Priory representatives.

More information can be found here.

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