Alton regeneration – Supplementary Planning Documentation released


For those of you that haven’t seen it yet, the next stage of the Alton regeneration is under way. An email was received from the Council this week which outlined the following;

“Re: Draft Roehampton Supplementary Planning Document The consultation period for the Roehampton Supplementary Planning document begins on Tuesday 7th April 2015.The Roehampton SPD reflects and builds on relevant policies in the Wandsworth Local Plan to provide additional guidance on how those policies should be implemented. In particular it builds upon the provisions of Core Strategy Policy PL15 and the area spatial strategy for Roehampton, as well as the relevant Site Specific Allocations and other general development management policies.


In accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, the SPD is subject to public consultation. This consultation begins on 7th April 2015 and will run until the end of the 24th May 2015.

Copies of Documents

Copies of the draft SPD are available for inspection on the Council’s website  (,  at Balham, Battersea, Putney, Roehampton, Tooting and Wandsworth libraries (for opening hours see and at:

Western Area Office (Opening House: 9:00am to 4.30pm Monday – Friday)

38 Holybourne Avenue
London, SW15 4JE 


Customer Services Centre

Town Hall Extension

Wandsworth High Street

London, SW18 2PU (Opening House: 9:00am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday)


Representations can be made during the consultation dates set out above either online at, by email to, or in writing to:

Planning Policy:

Housing and Community Services

Wandsworth Council

The Town Hall

Wandsworth High Street


SW18 2PU

Responses will be made public and a summary of the consultation findings will be made available on the website.

For further information, email, or telephone 020 8871 6207 or 020 8871 6449”.

Please do have a read of this document and have your views heard. Having had a quick read of the SPD there are comments which do need further querying. Such examples are;

From the SPD What does this mean?
1.26 – As illustrated by Figure 1.6, housing is the prevailing land use across the area, with a total of 1,883 homes distributed across the following five neighbourhoods: ……Ibsley (222 homes)” There are six blocks from the Ibsley neighbourhood highlighted and they do not add up to 222 homes. Why are these blocks in the SPD?These blocks seem to be;

> Bordon Walk 1-23 odd

> Hersham Close 41-71 odd

> Hersham Close 73-95 odd

> Hersham Close 1-39 odd

> Bordon Walk 2-24 even

> Holybourne Avenue 2-24 even


3.6 – “The area will become a safe, attractive, high quality and mixed neighbourhood”. This is news to many on the estate in that we apparently live in an unsafe area?
4.9 – “The provision of a new route passing through the heart of the area – this may be achieved through the extension of the existing K3 service”. Does this mean that Highcliffe Drive barrier is still being considered for being opened?

Vote Roehampton has been quick off the mark to provide some thoughts about the SPD and it would be worthwhile having a read to see what you think, and hopefully encourage you to have a read of the SPD.

For further information please click on each of the below sentences;


Email us at – – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter –

Jeremy Ambache –

Sue McKinney –

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton –

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