After news of its sale this week, Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham has written to the new owner of Hanover Point, a housing scheme for older people on the Glebe estate, to seek assurances about the future of the building.
Anchor Hanover, a housing provider in the North of England, had been looking to sell Hanover Point since July 2021, with the provider relocating residents over an eighteen-month period. Alex has been in close regular contact with Anchor Hanover from the outset to ensure the community was kept informed of progress around the building’s decanting and sale.
Now, after being informed of the sale to Hanover Social Housing Ltd., a relatively new company, Alex has written to its Managing Director, Razzak Hussain, asking for clarity on the future of Hanover Point. In the letter Alex asked for clarity on whether the 50-year-old building will be in line for investment, as well as reiterating the need to ensure the building is not left empty for too long so as to avoid becoming a magnet for anti-social behaviour.
“Ever since it was announced in July 2021 that Hanover Point was to be emptied and sold, the future of the building has been in the thoughts of residents living in its vicinity. There is a real hope that the building will be brought back into use a soon as possible to avoid it sitting empty and becoming a potential target for anti-social behaviour.
“I hope Mr Hussain will be able to provide local residents with some much-needed clarity about what plans he has for Hanover Point – it would be great to see the building back in use as soon as practically possible.”