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Foxhill regeneration, Bath



Curo has been working with B&NES Council and local people since 2013 to develop proposals for the regeneration of up to 700 homes on the Foxhill estate.

Why regenerate Foxhill?

Foxhill is a post-war housing estate, where 60% of the homes are social housing. The area suffers with a lack of amenities and connectivity. Poor quality housing (including homes of pre-cast concrete construction) results in:

  • High levels of transfer requests from tenants
  • Poor environmental performance of properties with high energy costs
  • Higher repairs costs

Foxhill is a pocket of deprivation in an otherwise affluent ward. It is increasingly unpopular with families, with a high rate of resident turnover. It has low levels of children’s well-being (the second lowest in B&NES) and is in the bottom 10% for educational achievement. Economic activity is 15% lower than average, and 28% of households receive benefits compared to the average of 9% in B&NES.

What could regeneration achieve?

This large scale regeneration could:

  • Ensure that local people share the social and economic benefits of regeneration such as improved access to education, training and employment
  • Provide high quality, sustainable homes to meet people’s housing needs now and in the long term
  • Create a varied and integrated community by building homes across a range of tenures and property types
  • Provide warm, secure, energy efficient homes that are cheaper to heat and maintain than existing properties on the Foxhill estate
  • Integrate Foxhill with the wider community through improved transport and infrastructure links
  • Ensure that residents in Foxhill benefit from new shared spaces and community facilities to support health and wellbeing

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