Wandsworth consult on Alton

alton--estate-roehampton-regenerationA six week consultation looking at different redevelopment options for the Alton area has been launched by Wandsworth Council.

The local authority wants to invest millions of pounds in this part of Roehampton which is one of the most deprived parts of the borough. The overall aims are to help improve the quality of life, create local jobs, improve some of the outdated housing and to create a safer and more attractive place to live.

The new development options have been drawn up by property consultants GVA and architects/urban designers Studio Egret West. The team has been appointed by the council to develop a new masterplan for the Alton area.

Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said: “Each of these options would represent a major change to the Alton. Some of the proposals put forward could involve demolishing existing homes.

“Over the next six weeks the masterplanning team will be listening carefully to residents’ views to arrive at a preferred option with broad local support.”

Examples of some of the options under consideration include creating a new route into Richmond Park from the Alton; creating a central park running through the estate which could include play areas, water gardens, a cafĂ© and improved lighting; reviving the tired ‘town centre’ around Allbrook House, and creating a cluster of active community and leisure buildings at Portswood Place, Danebury Avenue.


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