A once in a generation masterplan to regenerate part of Wandsworth’s Alton Estate was finally approved by Wandsworth Council’s Planning Committee last night after local Conservatives led the campaign for the regeneration to go ahead.
The decision had near unanimous support – with Conservatives and Labour voting for it – and the final decision on the scheme now rests with Labour Mayor Khan.
The transformational mixed-use regeneration scheme will deliver more than 1,100 brand new homes including 261 Council homes.
The proposals will also deliver new community facilities including a new library, youth centre, community hall, GPs surgeries, children’s nursery and children’s centre together with new shops and business space.
Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Conservatives, said:
“We are absolutely committed to the regeneration of the Alton and this is a significant milestone for this important scheme.
This regeneration has always been more than just about bricks and mortar.
Whilst this scheme will transform the lives of those that move into new homes, the wider community will benefit from new jobs and training opportunities as well as access to better community facilities and open spaces that will ensure the Alton remains a place that people are proud to call home.
I’m glad that Labour finally came together with us and supported our plans so we can make this once in a generation regeneration happen, and deliver positive change for the residents of the Alton Estate.”
The Conservative council recently took over the planning application following the departure of its former development partner, Redrow Homes, due to Labour blocking the scheme. But now Labour has seen sense and is keen for the Conservative led regeneration to go ahead.
Thank you Labour for helping us deliver this once in a generation regeneration that will bring huge positive change for the residents of the Alton Estate.