Ninety three shared ownership homes on the way for Wandsworth riverside

Published: Tuesday 27th June 17

The final phase of the Riverside Quarter development received planning permission last week (22 June), which overlooks the Thames and Wandle rivers.

A total of 172 properties will be built, with 93 of them for shared ownership, on the site which is next to a recently-completed aquatic habitat for wildlife in Bell Lane Creek. Overall, 36% of the homes built across all phases of the Riverside Quarter development have been for low cost housing.

The development, by Frasers Property, will also see the opening up of a new stretch of the Thames Path and a newly-created Wandle Promenade, a woodland pocket park play area for children, and extensive landscaping.

Cllr Richard Field, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Applications Committee, said: “For this building we took into account concerns such as its height, among other matters, and ultimately considered that it remained appropriate with recent developments within the area. Members of the committee ultimately voted in favour of it by six to three.”

People who live or work in Wandsworth can get priority on shared ownership homes in the borough – register with the council’s Home Ownership Team here.

More about housebuilding in Wandsworth: 

  • Wandsworth Council received £13million from the Government to spend on frontline services after overseeing the second highest amount of homes for shared ownership and low cost rent built in London last year
  • More than 3,000 new homes for shared ownership, social renting, low cost rent, market rent and for sale are to be built by the council and partners at two major estate regeneration schemes in Battersea and Roehampton which guarantee newly built homes for all council tenants, leaseholders and freeholders on their estates
  • The council’s housing strategy target is to ensure a minimum of 18,000 homes are built in Wandsworth during the next ten years
  • Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, is a member of the Mayor of London’s Homes for Londoners Board
  • Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, referred to Wandsworth Council as afantastic example’ of local authority housebuilding during the Mayor’s Question Time of 19 October, 2016
  • Through the council’s housing building programme, construction is under way all over Wandsworth including in Tooting, and near Wimbledon Common, and at three sites in Battersea, with hundreds more on the way

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Recent comments

Generally this is a good news, but very sadly most of these shared ownership schemes are 1 or 2 bed flats, not fit for families with 3 children or more. I urge the Council to help bring more 3-4 bed flats to the market on the shared ownership scheme since Wandsworth needs to be home for both large and small families, not just young professionals with one child. Wendy
Wendy Cooper

30 June 2017