Renfrewshire Council

Moorpark

Plans for regenerating properties in the Moorpark area of Renfrew

Regeneration and renewal plans

Moorpark is one of the eight areas covered by our Housing-led Renewal and Regeneration Programme. You can see a map showing which addresses are covered by the programme below:

Map of the plans for the Moorpark area [897KB]

Moorpark is centrally located and very well connected with good access to facilities, and strong community networks in the area. The housing is generally popular, with demand from housing applicants, although larger-sized properties can be more difficult to let quickly.

The boundary approved for the Moorpark regeneration area has a total of 317 properties, built between the 1930s and the 1950s, and includes 170 council and 147 private properties. The high number of privately-rented properties can create difficulties when organising communal repairs.

The streets covered by this area include:

  • Barclay Square
  • Birmingham Road
  • Jessiman Square
  • Knockhill Road
  • Mitchell Avenue
  • 168-170, 200-208, 214, 220-224, 236, 242 and 248-254 Paisley Road

It has been agreed all properties in this area be retained and improved. The investment will include:

  • improvements to outdoor and common areas, including closes, back courts, bin stores and recycling facilities;
  • improvements to the fabric of the buildings, which will improve energy-efficiency and help reduce energy costs for tenants and residents;

We may also be able to make some improvements to the inside of council properties if they are vacant between tenancies.

We will also be looking at how to improve how we provide council services and maintain outdoor spaces in this area once work is complete, to make sure high standards are maintained in future.


Next steps and timeline

Timelines for the work are still being developed, and our officers will be in touch with residents directly to keep them updated once these have been decided.

Officers will work with owners to offer a range of options to encourage participation in the investment programme.

Where full agreement to participate cannot be gained, we will consider work that would enhance the look and quality of the buildings at a level that allows private owners to participate.


Consultation feedback

We carried out a consultation with tenants and residents of Moorpark in summer 2021, to capture views on our initial plans for the area.

From 305 surveys issued, a total of 99 surveys were completed (42 from council tenants and 57 from private owners). The key findings were:

  • 64% of council tenants and 63% of owners and private tenants agreed the properties in the Moorpark area should be retained and improved
  • 60% of non-resident owners and 44% of resident-owners said they would be willing to participate in an improvement scheme

Given the levels of engagement and mainly positive agreement, no changes were made to the initial proposals.


More info

If you have any questions about any aspect of this programme, our team will be happy to answer them. You can contact us via the below:

Email: regeneration.hps@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Phone: Tom McConnon - 07534 147 527