Timetable set out for urban village; RESIDENTS TOLD VIEWS WILL BE CONSIDERED BEFORE WORK STARTS.
Letters and questionnaires sent out to more than 600 households likely to be affected by the proposed redevelopment set out the expected project timetable.
May and June are seen as the crucial months for members of the public to make their views known, with July and August likely to be the last chance for comments on emerging ideas to be put forward.
In September and October, project leaders will make firm decisions on how the development will progress and will set up residents' groups to work with the project management board supervising the scheme.
November could see the first phase of work beginning.
Regular newsletters are being planned to keep people in Camp Hill up to date and a team of council planning and housing officers has been formed to work with people affected by the project.
Julie Kirk, one of the three-strong team, said: ''Understandably, part of the proposals which involves some demolition and building of new homes has caused anxiety.
''Part of the worry has been that decisions have been made and that any further debate is a waste of time but that is most definitely not the case.
''We need to find out more about the particular circumstances of those living in the areas proposed for possible demolition, which is what the questionnaire is designed to do.
''The council also needs to talk to potential private sector developers who may build the new properties to help us decide if the council can offer positive practical alternatives to residents who could be affected.
''It may mean that we drop the idea of all or part of the demolition.
''Once we have a scheme that we think residents want, we need to confirm that it's acceptable and only then can we seek approval of the council and our other partners - Warwickshire County Council, the Urban Villages Forum and the Regional Development Agency.
''Only then can the scheme proceed.''
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||May 24, 1999|
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