Mawneys Close and Mowbrays Close Garage sites development

Artist's impression of the proposed Mowbrays site

Artist impression of Mawneys Close and Mowbrays Close Garage sites development

Artist's impression of the proposed Mawneys site

Mawneys technical drawing

We are proposing to turn these two garage sites into supported housing schemes, to create much needed homes and support for some of our most vulnerable residents in our community, and to deliver duties placed on the council for those leaving care.

Mowbrays location map

Mawneys location map

The homes

These buildings will be the home for young adults likely to have been in care as children and need further support to become independent.

They will have varying levels of needs, keeping them close to existing support networks and avoiding out of borough placements.

There will be a team of professional, dedicated staff will be on site seven days a week providing cover 24-hour per-day, including sleep-in staff overnight.

The scheme provides a vital opportunity for the young residents to live independently but in a fully supported environment.

This is not a hostel facility like Abercrombie House, which supports homeless people.

The green

The original suggestion to make use of a proportion of the green to create more parking bays came from one of the residents at the consultation in November.

It wasn’t something the Council was proposing as part of the plans, but we have been working with colleagues in the Highways team to explore options.

Any proposals we subsequently put forward will not include removal of the existing green.

Specialist support at the sites

We use a variety of specialist suppliers to provide 24 hour, seven day a week, support to the young people leaving care.

One of our providers is Centre Point, considered to offer high quality support and able to work well with both professional and young people. 

Feedback we’ve had from the Leaving Care Team and the young people residing at existing homes is that they are well supported, which has helped the young people to develop the skills they need to live independently.

Privacy for back gardens

All issues relating to privacy of back garden have been considered by the planners during the pre-application consultation and is the reason the proposal has been scaled down to what we have now.

Rear access

There is no right of way associated with Mowbrays garages. The boundary of the proposed development will only be for the new residents but we are hoping to resolve some of the concerns about parking separately (please see response to next question)

Parking

We have been speaking to our Highway colleagues with the view to improving the parking situation at Mowbrays Close and Mawney Close.

We are looking to possibly provide more parking by using the grass verge adjacent to the existing parking spaces, which we will be investigating suitability for soon.

For Mowbrays Close we are speaking to Highways with a view to introducing dropped kerbs to three of the houses that are close to the development site.

If this could be achieved, it would improve the parking situation in the area.

If you have a query or would like more information regarding this project, please contact us at regeneration@havering.gov.uk

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