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Creating thriving communities and great places to call home
At Swan we remain committed to delivering on our large-scale regeneration projects and investing in our homes and services for our existing residents. This ensures that we create sustainable communities where residents can thrive. All of the proceeds from our commercial activities are reinvested in new homes and in services. This enables us to deliver a wide range of community engagement and development activity in the communities in which we work, including working to ensure that residents are consulted and can help to shape the regeneration activity that we are delivering. We are committed to finding better ways of doing things, so that we improve lives and communities. Every day.
The local Partner
In 2019/20 we have focused on working closely with our Borough, Greater London Authority (GLA) and Homes England partners. In London we’ve collaborated to hand over new affordable homes in the London Boroughs of Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets supporting our partners and the GLA deliver much needed new homes for Londoners. We continue to take forward further schemes in partnership with the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets.
As a Strategic Partner of the GLA we continue to work closely with them to deliver not only our existing regeneration activity but also to explore new opportunities to deliver homes for Londoners using the funding provided by the GLA for this work.
In Essex, we have deepened our partnership working with both Basildon Borough Council and Thurrock Council through our regeneration activity. In Basildon, as well as starting to hand over the latest phases of Beechwood, with Beechwood West’s private sale and shared ownership custom designed modular houses, we’ve also been progressing production at our Modular Housing factory and our schemes in Laindon including demolishing the Laindon Shopping centre. In Thurrock, we’ve worked with the Borough and our joint venture partners to secure further planning permission and significant Homes England HIF funding for Purfleet and worked with the wider community there to support the renaming of the town “Purfleet-on-Thames”.
Our relationship with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has developed this year through our partnership in Porters Place Southend-on-Sea LLP, in which we are working together to bring about the regeneration of the Queensway Estate. We always seek to be the best local partner we can be and during the last 12 months the focus has been on getting to know the community at Queensway, the wider stakeholders and our Borough partners better, as well as progressing the regeneration. After a joint launch event and two successful rounds of wide-ranging consultation activity, we continue to be on track to submit our planning application later this year and are supporting the Borough with their Housing Infrastructure Funding application in relation to the project.
Our strategic partnership with Homes England continues with their support for our regeneration and innovation activity across Essex, helping us deliver much needed homes and sustainable communities.
We continue to support the wider objectives of the Boroughs in which we work participating in a range of activity to support social, economic and regeneration activity and we remain committed to involving residents in shaping and improving the services we offer to support the delivery of brilliant customer care and great places to call home.
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