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Council Tenant and Leaseholder Consultation – Closure of Telford Court


The Housing and Inclusion Committee considered the future of Telford Court at its meeting on 12 July 2022. 

The Council has written to residents at Telford Court to confirm that a decision has been taken to decommission the site, and to set out arrangements for applying for new homes. A letter sent to residents on 14 July can be downloaded below.

What has the Council been consulting residents at Telford Court about?

Telford Court, in Alma Road, St Albans, is the only high rise development owned by the Council in the District.  It is home to both Council tenants and private leaseholders.

Councillors and council officers have been considering changes that will be needed at Telford Court in the light of new building safety regulations that will be coming into force in the coming months and years.

Having done a lot of detailed work to understand the necessary changes at Telford Court and what this means for our tenants and the leaseholders, we concluded that the age and structure of Telford Court mean that some of the changes needed to meet the new regulations will not be possible.  Instead it would be better all round to replace Telford Court with new modern homes and to help our tenants to find new homes and our leaseholders to sell their properties.   

A 6 week consultation with Council tenants and leaseholders at Telford Court ran between 10 May and 21 June 2022.

The Council’s Housing and Inclusion Committee considered the matter at its meeting on 12 July 2022 and has confirmed that Telford Court is to close.

Lots of further information is available at the links below.

Council tenants and leaseholders can contact our team at with any questions.

Consultation letter Toggle accordion

A letter about this consultation was sent to Council Tenants and Leaseholders at Telford Court on Tuesday 10 May 2022 (see link below).

'Things You May Wish To Know' - questions and answers Toggle accordion

The answers to some immediate questions people may have can be found in our Things You May Wish To Know document (see link below).

Telford Court tenants applying for a housing transfer Toggle accordion

If you are a current tenant with the Council at Telford Court, you can register for a transfer with St Albans District Council during the consultation period, as well as after the consultation period.  We have created a leaflet containing useful information to help tenants register for a Transfer (see below).


Telford Court Transfer Policy Toggle accordion

The Council's agreed Housing Transfer Policy for residents at Telford Court can be downloaded at the link below. 

Letter to residents at Telford Court - closure and next steps Toggle accordion

A letter to residents at Telford Court regarding closure and next steps can be downloaded below.