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we're improving the sale west estate and the homes there

We want Sale West to be a great place to live! 

We have a multi-million pound investment programme planned for the area. Over the next few years we will be improving the existing homes we own on the estate. We are also looking to build new homes and improve the wider estate.

We are working with residents to develop a plan that we will be submitting for planning permission later this year.  


listening to you

Over the past few months we have been working with residents on the Sale West estate. We have asked residents to share with us what they like about it, what’s not so good and what they think we could do to improve it.  

We have been working with a group of residents from across the estate who have volunteered to be part of our project team. They have called themselves  ‘Street Voice’ and they have been gathering information, raising awareness of the work with their neighbours and influencing our plans. Their contribution has been invaluable in helping us to get to know the estate better and understand the views of residents.

We also gave everyone the opportunity to give their feedback via the survey below. This survey will close on 18th September 2019. If you’ve not yet completed it, we encourage you to take a few minutes to tell us your views. 

In summary, so far residents have told us.

  • There is a strong sense of community and people generally feel safe
  • People want to move onto the estate, and people living there want to stay
  • Larger family homes are needed, as well as homes for older people who live there and want to stay in the area.
  • New build homes must be in keeping with existing homes
  • There are homes in need of repair and damp is an issue for many
  • Residents want us to be clear on what improvements we will be making to their homes
  • Roads and paths would benefit from resurfacing
  • Improved and consistent fencing is needed
  • There are issues with rubbish, fly tipping and general cleanliness, including people not leaning up after their pets
  • Residents would like better recreational spaces and safe play areas
  • More planting and landscaping would improve the look of the estate
  • There are good, safe walking routes that need to be kept
  • It is difficult to find your way around and signage needs to improve
  • The layout does little to stop inconsiderate or dangerous driving


what’s next?

Thank you to everyone who has given us their feedback. We’ve listened to you and are now busy using this information to explore what we can achieve on the estate within the budget.

In October we hope to start working through our initial plans and ideas based on this feedback with residents. This will be lots of ways to get involved including open meetings, group discussions, online forums and surveys, drop in sessions at the community centre and much more. We will promote all the ways you can get involved via the website.


what improvements will residents get? 

We are working on an improvement plan which will include all the homes we own and manage on the estate. This work will be done regardless of any improvements to the wider estate and has been budgeted for in our 30-year business plan.

We are working on a detailed programme of work for the next five years which we hope to share with residents in September. This will include the following, unless they are in good working order:

  • Roof
  • Kitchen
  • Fencing
  • Painting
  • Boiler
  • Heating
  • Electrics
  • Doors (front and back)
  • Windows
  • Pointing and cladding
  • Paths
  • Bathrooms

will residents get a choice? 

We hope to offer a choice for certain improvements i.e. kitchen cupboard doors and worktops. But other elements such as windows will be specified so they are in keeping with the surrounding area. We will let residents know what they will be able to choose when we confirm the program.

when will the work start? 

The improvement work to the existing homes may start as early as Autumn 2019. The work to the wider estate and building any new homes will be subject to a planning application. This is likely to start in 2020 and will take several years to complete.

will there be any new homes built? 

We hope to build new homes for both social and affordable rent. Any new homes would be let through our usual application process. Click hereWe also hope to build new homes for sale, these will be advertised on this website along with details of how to buy one.

will there be any new community facilities? 

We are supporting Our Sale West in looking for a premise for a new community centre.

how much is this work going to cost? 

We are investing £40million in improving the existing homes on the estate between 2019- 2050. We won’t know exactly how much building any new homes and improving the wider estate will cost until the plans have been approved. However, we estimate that this will be in the region of £35 - £45million.

we want to hear from you

We want to involve residents in the decisions we make and provide lots of ways for you to get involved. You can:

  • Join Street Voice and become a ‘Street Rep’. Please contact Sam Cooper on 07887429540 – everyone is welcome!
  • Follow us and comment on our plans using our facebook page.
  • Complete the online survey here

In December you will also be able to view the proposals for the estate at a public consultation exhibition at the Sale West Community Centre.

find out more

To find out more, come along to one of our residents meetings or contact Sam Cooper on 07887429540. Sam is based in the Our Sale West office in the Community Centre during the week so you can also pop in to see him. 

have your say

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