Wandsworth council has approved a “once in a generation masterplan” to regenerate one of London’s biggest council estates.

The plan to transform Alton Estate, in Roehampton, was passed by Wandsworth Council’s Planning Applications Committee last Thursday (Oct 22).

The proposals had near unanimous support – with only one vote against – but the final decision on the scheme now rests with Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn.

The regeneration proposals include more than 1,100 new homes – of which 261 are Council homes – as well as new community facilities.

A library, youth centre, community hall, GPs surgeries, children’s nursery and children’s centre are among the features in the plans.

The council recently took over the planning application following the departure of its former development partner, Redrow Homes, in the summer. The search for a new developer will begin in 2021.

Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of the Council, commented:

“Wandsworth Council is absolutely committed to the regeneration of the Alton and this is a significant milestone for what is an 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 the 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.”