Lib Dem Councillor for Combe Down, Cherry Beath, responds to Curo’s announcement that the planned regeneration of Foxhill has been abandoned in favour of managed refurbishment.
Councillor Cherry Beath, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Combe Down, commented:
“Curo has been forced to make a tough decision but, in view of the circumstances, this is the right decision, and is in line with what I had advised from early in the process: a more sensitive, organic approach, working with residents. It will give certainty to residents and will be a great relief to those who opposed the demolition of their homes.
“This will also avoid a lengthy and expensive legal process, which would have held up any positive refurbishment to homes and the area.
“However, care will be needed with residents in the former first phase, who would have been planning for a move, and I will expect particular attention with arrangements.
“I welcome Curo’s commitment to work with residents going forward. Along with Wera Hobhouse MP, I have been working hard to help facilitate discussions between residents’ groups and Curo, and will continue to do so in this new phase.”
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