Proposed changes to the mix of housing for the Alton Estate regeneration

Published: Friday, January 3, 2020

A revised proposal for the phasing and delivery of council homes as part of the regeneration of the Alton Estate will accelerate the delivery of new council homes

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Block A - a new community building and residential units

The initial planning application for the Alton Estate regeneration was submitted in June 2019 by Redrow Homes. Following a statutory planning consultation, both the council and Redrow Homes carefully reflected on comments made by the public and the GLA in respect of the location of council housing. A comprehensive proposal has been prepared by the coucil's housing regeneration team which it believes addresses these concerns and will also accelerate the delivery of council housing in the first phase.

Additional key amendments include:

  • Increased provision of shared ownership units
  • Block A will now provide more council homes for rent
  • Block O will now be a mixture of new homes for council tenants and resident leaseholders rather than a private block.
  • Block Q2 will now be completely shared ownership

Updates on these proposals will be shared with residents within the intervention area of the Alton estate through a series of engagement sessions carried out by the regeneration team from January.

Every secure council tenant and resident leaseholder in the intervention area has had a brochure hand delivered to their home with a detailed covering letter outlining the new proposals and how they will be affected.

Council leader Ravi Govindia, said: “This hugely ambitious regeneration scheme will deliver more than just new homes. It will re-energise Roehampton and provide state-of-the-art community facilities that will benefit everyone who lives in this part of the borough.

“It will offer our residents vastly improved living conditions while the overall scheme demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that family housing is closely aligned with play space and other really important neighbourhood amenities.”

All affected residents will be invited to drop-in sessions with staff from the regeneration team.

The proposed changes to the tenure mix will be formally submitted by Redrow Homes to the local planning authority in due course and will then form part of a wider public re-consultation.

For more information about the regeneration visit the council website or email roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk