Merger proposals

Thank you to our customers who provided us with feedback about our proposed merger with Knightstone

More than 1,300 of our customers responded to our recent survey, sharing their views about our proposed plans to become a new organisation and build more homes with Knightstone. Combined with Knightstone’s responses, we heard from more than 2,000 customers.

The new organisation would help us to develop over 15,000 new homes over the next 10 years, making it one of the largest house builders in our region.

Together we would build homes across all tenures with a focus on delivering homes for low market rent and low-cost home ownership for people in housing need.

This would be a vital contribution at a time of significant housing crisis – stepping up our activities to meet the challenges and expectations of the sector and our communities.

Over the next couple of weeks, our Resident Engagement team will be spending time analysing your feedback and responding to individual queries. We will also be updating our Answers to your questions page.

Paul Marshall, DCH Director of Community Engagement said: ‘’There has been a fantastic response from both DCH and Knightstone customers with regards to this recent survey. We will be using the feedback to help with the decision making process. Should the merger go ahead, sharing their views will help us to deliver and build more homes in the south west and transform the lives of more people, thank you for taking part.’’

Your feedback on our merger proposal will be invaluable to our Board when they make a final decision in November.