This year we will be aiming to spend £14.9 million between April 2021 and March 2022 on improving homes and neighbourhoods and are planning on spending a further £29.8 million between April 2022 and March 2025.
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The improvement works planned to be carried out over the next five years will be completed in a priority order. An outline of the planned programmes will be published in this section for 2021/22. Further information will be published as the programme of work is scheduled.
This investment includes:
- Works to neighbourhood estates and the environment – open spaces, roads, car parks and drains
- Works to gardens and boundaries – garden paths, walls, fences and gates
- External works to homes – new windows, doors, render and roofing
- Internal works to homes – boilers, wirings, kitchens and bathrooms
The improvement works planned to be carried out over the next 5 years will be completed in a priority order.
The order is based on the following:
- Health, safety and legal compliance
- Building components coming to the end of their life
- Borderline WHQS passes that would benefit from further improvement
- Reducing the demand for responsive repairs
- Improvements in thermal comfort and improvements in energy efficiency and reduction in utility costs for tenants to reduce fuel poverty.
The order is also influenced by:
- Tenant satisfaction with the neighbourhood
- Stock turnover and number of empty homes
- Demand for homes
- Indices of multiple deprivation indicators
- Poor energy efficiency of homes
We have started a programme in which we aim to carry out a full property survey on all our homes within the next 5 years. The survey will enable us plan future programme of works and will involve assessing internal and external components such as kitchens, bathrooms, roofs and external doors.
The survey will also help us identify any work that could be carried out in order to improve the energy efficiency of your home.