The second phase of development at Wimbledon's High Path moved a step closer after reserved matters consent was granted.

Clarion Housing Group will build 113 new apartments and houses in this phase of the development, of which 82 per cent will be for social rent. The remainder will be set aside as replacement homes for existing resident homeowners.

Paul Quinn, director of Merton regeneration at Clarion said: “We are extremely pleased to receive the latest planning consent for our second phase of development at High Path.

“Our plans, which are the result of extensive consultation with local residents and the council, aim to enhance and celebrate the area’s identity, character and historical heritage.

“Crucially these plans will ensure the existing community is kept together, whilst delivering much needed social rented and affordable homes to the area.”

Last year Clarion was granted outlining planning permission to deliver new 2,800 homes and up to 9,000m² of commercial and community space across High Path, Eastfields and Ravensbury neighbourhoods.

Work is already underway on 21 new homes on the disused garages site at Ravensbury and 134 homes on land not currently used for housing at High Path.