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Initial Demolition Notice - 16 blocks in Lower Falinge - 23rd July 2018



Under Schedule 5A of the Housing Act 1985 as inserted by clause 182 of the Housing Act 2004 and amended by the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

This Notice is given by ROCHDALE BOROUGHWIDE HOUSING LIMITED of Sandbrook House, Sandbrook Way, Rochdale OL11 1RY

Rochdale Boroughwide Housing Limited ("RBH") is required by Schedule 5A of the Housing Act 1985 to publish the following information:


Intention to demolish

RBH intends to demolish the following properties, including flats, maisonettes and where applicable garages, sheds and commercial premises ("the Relevant Premises"):

129-148 Ibsley, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6RN

149-172 Johnston, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6RW

173-184 Kirkstall, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6RP

185-200 Lindisfarne, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6RJ

201-232 Melrose, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6RL

233-264 Newstead, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6RQ

265-276 Ollerton, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6RH

321-348 Quinton, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6RE

349-360 Romsey, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6RF

401-416 Ullesthorpe, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6RA

417-444 Vaynor, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6QZ

445-460 Waverley, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6QT

461-476 Exbury, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6QS

477-492 Yarwell, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6QU

493-516 Zedburgh, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6QY

517-536 Abbeydale, Lower Falinge, Rochdale, OL12 6QX


Reason for Demolition

The demolition of the Relevant Premises is necessary for regeneration of the Lower Falinge neighbourhood as part of RBH's Rochdale Town Centre regeneration proposals confirmed in June 2017.


Demolition Period

RBH intends to demolish the relevant premises by 23rd July 2025, being no more than seven years after the date of service of this Notice and being a reasonable period within which to carry out the proposed demolition.


Date by which the Initial Demolition Notice shall no longer have effect

RBH will be serving an Initial Demolition Notice upon the tenants of the Relevant Premises.  This Notice will cease to be in force on 23rd July 2025, unless previously revoked under the provisions of paragraph 3 of Schedule 5A of the Housing Act 1985.


Effect of the Initial Demolition Notice

Whilst this Notice is in force RBH will not be under an obligation to make such a grant as is mentioned in section 138(1) of the Housing Act 1985 in respect of any claim to exercise the Right to Buy in respect of any of the Relevant Premises.

However, Right to Buy claims submitted to RBH for any of the Relevant Premises whilst this Notice is in force will still be processed by RBH, so that, if the demolition plans cannot be implemented, the application can be completed.  This Notice does not prevent a tenant of any of the Relevant Premises submitting a Right to Buy claim. 

Should RBH subsequently serve a Final Demolition Notice in respect of the Relevant Premises, the Right to Buy will not arise in respect of the Relevant Premises while that Notice is in force and any existing claim will cease to be effective.


Right to Compensation

There may be a right to compensation under section 138C of the Housing Act 1985 in respect of certain expenditure incurred in relation to any existing Right to Buy claim.  Any claim for compensation should be served on RBH within the period of three months beginning with the date when the Notice comes into force ("the Operative Date").


The Operative Date of this Notice is 23rd July 2018 being the date on which the Initial Demolition Notice was served on the tenants of the Relevant Premises

Dated: 23rd July 2018

Signed: Clare Tostevin sig.

Clare Tostevin - Director of Growth, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing Limited

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