Redrow has submitted a planning application for the regeneration of the 31-acre Alton Estate in Wandsworth.
Image: Homes built by Redrow in Oxfordshire
The proposed regeneration plans for Alton Green will see the delivery of over 1,100 affordable and private new homes as well as a wide range of community facilities and commercial space.
The announcement follows Redrow being selected by Wandsworth Council as its development partner after launching a competition in 2016. The plans for Alton Green have been designed to deliver high quality, energy efficient homes for existing and new residents; with each home designed for flexible long-term use. A range of housing choices will be offered in terms of size, type and tenure including replacement and affordable housing.
Mark Parker, Managing Director at Redrow East London, commented: “The submission of our planning application is an important next step in delivering a range of homes for the new and existing community in Roehampton.
“Since being appointed as development partner in 2017, we have worked closely with Wandsworth Council and the local community, building on earlier engagement to develop a set of proposals that will breathe new life into Alton Estate. Our shared vision is to create a sustainable new community that combines new homes with important community infrastructure and opportunities for small businesses through the provision of affordable workspace.”
As well as bringing much needed new homes to the area, the proposals include a number of key amenities which will be located in two distinct but interlinking neighbourhoods. The Urban Quarter will feature a new village square and multi-purpose community building to host the new Roehampton Library, a modern health centre, spaces to rehouse the BASE Youth Club, and a new community hall. The retail area will include a convenience food store and range of new and replacement shop units. Farther west, a new community hub within the Parkland Quarter will host the new Eastwood Nursery School Centre for Children & Families, alongside health, retail and residents’ facilities.
Leader of the Council Ravi Govindia, said: “Alton regeneration will deliver more than new homes, it will re-energise Roehampton and provide state of the art community facilities that will benefit the Roehampton community and wider Wandsworth.
“I am delighted to be working with Redrow in partnership to deliver this long-awaited transformation. This partnership is another demonstration of our commitment to building more homes across the borough and providing better housing choice for Wandsworth people.”
The planning application has been submitted to Wandsworth Council and in the coming weeks residents living in and around Alton Estate will be given the opportunity to comment on the proposals.