Open day tomorrow for Alton proposals

Published: Friday 28th February 14

The latest proposals for redeveloping parts of the Alton estate will be on display at an open day in Roehampton tomorrow (Saturday).

The event takes place from 2pm – 5pm, Saturday 1st March, at Eastwood Children’s Centre, 166 Roehampton Lane, SW15 4HR.

Residents are invited to view the ‘preferred option’ in detail, talk to the masterplanning team, pose questions and provide feedback.

Refreshments and activities for children will be provided.

The ‘preferred option’ combines the ideas and proposals for improving the estate which received high levels of local support in last year’s masterplan options consultation. Less popular options have been set aside.

The proposal also introduces new layers of detail which have been developed based on the feedback received so far.

Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia said:

“Thanks to the active involvement of local residents we now have a much clearer picture of how this neighbourhood can change for the better. The preferred option would greatly improve living conditions, transport links and would bring valuable new services, shops and jobs to the Alton.

“It is not a fixed plan and residents can influence the design and development approach. We are listening very carefully to what local people have to say.”

The open day is part of an eight week consultation process to give estate residents, stakeholders and members of the local community opportunities to examine plans and to tell the masterplanning team what they think of the emerging proposals.

The community’s feedback will help shape the preferred option into a detailed, final masterplan for the neighbourhood.

A booklet summarising the preferred option has been delivered to all properties on the Alton estate and is available at the Roehampton Library on Danebury Avenue and the council office on Holybourne Avenue.

Wandsworth Council plans to see up to £100mn invested across the Alton estate and the York Road and Winstanley estates in central Battersea which are among the most deprived parts of the borough.  

The overall aims of these masterplanning projects are to help improve the quality of life, create local jobs, improve some of the outdated housing and to create safer and more attractive places to live.

Alongside the estate masterplanning scheme the council has focused its new employment support services on this part of Roehampton and a major public health initiative is underway in the area which includes free gym memberships, free health checks and healthy eating classes.  

There are lots of ways to take part in the consultation:

DROP IN SESSIONS:

4pm – 7pm, every Monday from until 31st March,

Roehampton Library,
Danebury Avenue,
SW15 4HD

Meet the team and discuss your views.

LIBRARY EXHIBITION:

Exhibition boards explaining the preferred option will be on display at Roehampton Library from 10th February until 7th April 2014.  

ONLINE:

The exhibitions display boards can be viewed on the council’s website. Residents can also download the feedback questionnaire.

COMMUNITY AND STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS:

The masterplanning team will be meeting with local stakeholders, community groups and residents associations to gather detailed feedback from as many people and groups as possible.

CONTACT THE TEAM:

To find out more about the masterplanning process contact the team on 020 8871 6207  or email roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Online:  www.wandsworth.gov.uk/roehampton

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