2 December 2016: 10:49 am
Neighbourhood expansion plans submitted
A planning application to deliver 2,600 homes across three neighbourhoods is to be submitted.
Residents of Eastfields, High Path and Ravensbury have been shown final designs for the proposed regeneration of their neighbourhoods, before a planning application is submitted next month (January).
Plans involve delivering replacement homes for existing tenants and resident homeowners.
The application will be lodged by Circle Housing, which is now Latimer, part of Clarion Housing Group, following a merger with Affinity Sutton in November.
A decision on the proposals is expected in autumn 2017.
“Subject to planning approval we want to get on site at the earliest opportunity,” said Paul Quinn, director of regeneration at Circle Housing Merton Priory .
He added that every existing social tenant and resident homeowner will be guaranteed the right to remain in their neighbourhood at no cost.
Latimer is also due to start building 21 new homes on a former garage site at Ravensbury early next year. A planning application has been submitted for a further 134 homes on disused land at High Path and if this gets the go-ahead, work will start in the second half of next year.
The company said all these new homes will be offered to existing residents of Ravensbury and High Path.