DETAILED plans for a multi-million pound scheme set to transform one of the biggest housing estates in Southampton are to be revealed.

City bosses will meet Townhill Park residents in December to show them the thorough proposals for the Townhill Park regeneration scheme.

Cllr Satvir Kaur, cabinet member for homes and culture at Southampton City Council, has also vowed to improve communication with local residents.

It comes as last month Townhill Park residents and members of the residents group SO18 Big Local called on the council to complete the scheme as soon as possible. 

As previously reported, block of flats in Townhill Park are being demolished to make way for 665 new homes and a new public green space.

The project unveiled in 2012 was delayed due to the “complexity” of the site and the first 56 homes were completed in July this year.

Residents who live in blocks of flats in the area urged the authority to give them a detailed and definite time scale and plan as they said the future of some of them has been hanging in the balance for months. 

At a meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee held on Thursday, residents were told that the plans will be unveiled on December 12 when councillor Kaur will meet with the SO18 Big Local.

Cllr Kaur said there is an indicative end date for the scheme but she will ask for residents’ feedback on the detailed proposal before confirming a final deadline.

Talking to residents at the meeting she said: “We want to work with you and hopefully moving forward we will deliver a plan together but also what I’m keen on is that we communicate constantly because I think that is the bit that has been missing.”

Kim Ayling, chair of the group, said:” Yes it has been missing and people feel the void. We are happy to go on that journey with you and in fact we will very much insist on it. We always tried to work with the council and we find that it is a valuable relationship.”

Cllr Steven Galton, chairman of the scrutiny committee, asked for the plans to be presented to the committee in January.