Alton SPD passes

Danebury_centre_CGI_FINAL_webWandsworth Council have backed new planning guidance for the Alton area in Roehampton at a full council meeting.

The Roehampton Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides guidance on the level and type of development the council wants to see in this part of the borough.

It sets out eight ‘core principles’ to guide regeneration, including building high quality housing, improving infrastructure, delivering a high quality landscape and improving access and connections. It also includes planning guidance for four ‘sub-areas’ to help shape the development of these spaces in more detail.

The SPD is based on the Alton Area Masterplan, which has been developed over the last two years.

Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, said: “This is an important moment for Roehampton. It means our ambitions to improve this housing estate are now enshrined in official planning guidance and we can move ahead with selecting a development partner to help us carry out these vital improvements.

“In the years ahead we aim to replace the most outdated housing on the Alton estate with high quality homes set around a much improved environment, a stronger local economy and with modern community facilities. Crucially, we are offering all existing council tenants and homeowners living here the chance to stay and share in the area’s revival.

“Over the course of this project we also expect to build hundreds of additional properties, including more homes for social rent and shared ownership.”

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