Roehampton Regeneration Package Approved
Allowing regeneration of three key sites in Roehampton town centre
The combined investment package would create 134 new homes and bring two derelict buildings on Roehampton High Street back into use.
The proposal has been developed by St James’ Group Ltd and includes three separate planning applications, one conservation area consent application and one listed building consent application. The projects are linked through a shared section 106 agreement.
The main element of the scheme involves the construction of three residential blocks on the Arton Wilson Estate, Roehampton Lane to provide 91 new flats. Another 43 houses would be built to the rear of the site set around a traditional town square.
The development would include 158 car parking spaces including 70 underground bays. The estate is currently occupied by outdated student accommodation blocks and a disused tennis court.
The scheme also includes the regeneration of the Grade II Listed Kings Head, Roehampton High Street which has stood vacant for more than five years. This 17th Century landmark would be renovated and brought back into use as a public house.
Another derelict property, 5 Roehampton High Street, would also be regenerated as part of the project. Plans for this site involve demolishing the rundown block and replacing it with a three-storey residential building providing three flats for social rent.
The council has also secured a contribution of £100,000 from the developer towards improving local bus services and a further £195,000 for environmental works and upgrades to local transport infrastructure.
Planning application committee chairman Cllr Nick Cuff said:
The proposals were approved by the planning applications committee on Tuesday 12 October.
October 13, 2010