New Plans For Roehampton Regeneration On Display
As eight week consultation period for residents starts
New plans showing a range of ideas for regenerating the heart of Roehampton have gone on display in the area. The new outline masterplan for the Alton area has been developed further following last October’s ‘options consultation’.
Local people can see the plans at Roehampton library in Danebury Avenue. They will be on display until 6th April. Giving residents the chance to look at the latest proposals in detail and enable them to comment on the initiative.
The ‘preferred option’ now being put out to consultation consolidates the ideas and proposals which received high levels of local support, while less popular options have been set aside.
The proposal also introduces new layers of detail which have been developed based on the feedback received so far.
Wandsworth Council plans to see up to £100mn invested across the Alton estate and the York Road and Winstanley estates in central Battersea which are among the most deprived parts of the borough.
The overall aims of these masterplanning projects are to help improve the quality of life, create local jobs, improve some of the outdated housing and to create safer and more attractive places to live.
Alongside the estate masterplanning scheme the council has focused its new employment support services on this part of Roehampton and a major public health initiative is underway in the area which includes free gym memberships, free health checks and healthy eating classes.
Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia said: “Thanks to the active involvement of local residents we now have a much clearer picture of how this neighbourhood can change for the better. The preferred option will greatly improve living conditions, transport links and would bring additional valuable new services, shops and jobs to the Alton. There will be some upheaval while we replace existing homes with new properties on the estate so it is important that local people examine these ideas and tell us what they think.
A booklet summarising the preferred option is being delivered to all properties on the Alton estate and is available at the Roehampton Library on Danebury Avenue and the council office on Holybourne Avenue.
An eight week consultation is now underway and estate residents, stakeholders and members of the local community are being encouraged to examine the preferred option and to tell the masterplanning team what they think of the emerging proposals.
February 27, 2014