If you live on the Northern side of the estate you are subject to an Estate Maintenance Charge. This is to maintain green areas on the estate. The estate is looked after by a company called Greenbelt. We continue to pressure them on their accountability and work they action. The Home Owners Rights Network (HorNet) are an action group aimed at removing Estate Management Charges as the charges are uncapped!
Issues reported that need the likes of Persimmon to fix due to the lack of road adoption on our estate.
One of the major issues for the estate, especially on the newer Northern side (Astoria Drive) was the lack of a fibre connection. Thankfully due to continued pressure from the Residents Association, fibre is being installed. The northern side of the estate should have full fibre (FTTP) by the end of March 2019.
HS2 - High Speed Two
The new High Speed Two railway from London to Birmingham, planned to open in 2026. We endeavour to keep residents aware of progress works due to this being on our doorstep, especially those travelling towards Balsall Common.