Estate Improvement Proposal Form

An additional budget has been made available to undertake specific, larger scale estate improvements, which may otherwise have not been possible using the general estate management budget.

The budget is specifically for projects which will address the following community issues:

Community safety for example, lighting, door entry systems
Car parking
Environmental for example, bin areas, fencing, landscaping

Other proposals will be considered, but priority will be given to the above.

As this budget is funded by the Housing Revenue Account, all proposals must benefit primarily Winchester City Council tenants.

Proposals can be made by Winchester City Council tenants and leaseholders, Councillors and Council Officers.

All proposals should be made using the Estate Improvement Proposal Form, providing as much detail as possible. Completed forms and additional documentation should be returned to Sarah Charlton, Area Housing Manager (Estate Improvements) at the City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ, or completed via the website.

Proposals will be considered, taking into account:

Anticipated cost of the proposal
The scope for any match/joint funding from other sources
The scope for the proposal to be funded from another source
Number of tenants benefiting from the proposal
Severity of issue
Other projects that have been undertaken or are currently in progress in the location

Proposals can be submitted at any time throughout the year, and will be considered by a panel, consisting of the Portfolio Holder for Housing, Head of Landlord Services, the Tenancy Services Manager and the Area Housing Manager (Estate Improvements). The Panel will convene twice a year to consider the proposals that have been submitted, and proposers will be notified of the next meeting at the time of submitting their proposal.

All proposers will be informed as to the outcome of their proposal, within 2 weeks of the panel meeting to consider the requests received. Although a preliminary decision will be made at this meeting, it is likely that further information will be required, (such as the exact costing, whether planning permission will be required etc), before a final decision can be reached. All proposers will be kept informed of any developments with their proposal, as it progresses.

If you need more information about this process, please contact Sarah Charlton, or your Area Housing Manager.