Benhill Estate Regeneration

The Journey So Far

The Journey So Far

The Council is committed to working with residents to create better quality homes, new community facilities and a better environment for residents - providing more affordable homes for local people.

During the autumn of 2017 the Council’s Housing Regeneration team held three ‘drop-in’ consultation sessions to find out what residents like and dislike about life on the estate and what residents expect from the Council.  Residents told us that they enjoyed living on Benhill and like the size of their homes and open spaces within the estate. They also felt a strong sense of community and local pride across the estate. Residents did however express concerns over poor lighting, fly tipping and a rise in the amount of crime and antisocial behaviour.

Link to summary of  residents views from drop in sessions

More recently, the Council has been working with residents to set up the Benhill Residents’ Steering Group (RSG) to provide a platform for residents to work collaboratively with the Council, and to establish local priorities and help shape future proposals for their estate. A resident Chair has been appointed and a series of meetings have already been held to discuss a number of key topics.

The steering group is now working with the Council to select an Independent Tenant & Homeowner Adviser (ITHA), who can provide specialist independent support, in order to protect the interests of local residents.

Resident involvement is vital to ensuring the views and needs of residents are met. To achieve this the Housing Regeneration team want to meet every household on the estate to learn more about their circumstances, housing needs and preferences. If you are a resident living on Benhill, please contact Ian Sellens to arrange your 1 to 1 meeting: estateregeneration@sutton.gov.uk