What will happen to the residents who own their properties?

The Council will discuss individual circumstances with each homeowner. If the development goes ahead there will be a need for homeowners to vacate their property. The Council will aim to buy property by agreement and might also support those affected with moving and other costs such as legal fees. The final offer on this will form part of what’s called a ‘Landlord offer’. You will receive this early in 2021 as part of your individual discussions.

We will treat all homeowners equally and draw a conclusion through this consultation on how an offer might be calculated.

The Council also has powers of compulsory purchase as a last resort where agreement can’t be reached with individuals.