New Plans For Roehampton Regeneration On Display

As eight week consultation period for residents starts

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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aims of these masterplanning projects are to help improve the quality of life, create local jobs, improve some of the outdated housing and to create safer and more attractive places to live.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.

He continued: "The preferred option is not a fixed plan and residents can influence the design and development approach. We are listening very carefully to what local people have to say. Housing, employment, health and the quality of the local environment are connected issues which contribute to a community’s well-being. In Roehampton we are working very hard to improve all of these elements so local people have the best possible chance of reaching their potential.”

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.

2pm – 5pm, Saturday 1st March

Eastwood Children’s Centre,
166 Roehampton Lane,
SW15 4HR

The open day exhibition gives residents a chance to view the proposals in detail, talk to the masterplanning team and get the answers to your questions. Refreshments and activities for children will be provided.


4pm – 7pm, every Monday from 10th February to 31st March,

Roehampton Library,
Danebury Avenue,
SW15 4HD 

Meet the team and discuss your views.

February 27, 2014