High Path Estate Regeneration Is Underway

Latest stage approved for South Wimbledon redevelopment scheme

High Path plans in Wimbledon


The latest phase of the High Path estate regeneration in South Wimbledon has moved a step closer to becoming a reality. 


The estate is set to be demolished along with The Eastfields and Ravensbury estates in Mitcham to make way for 2,800 new homes.


More than 600 people live in High Path and some new properties will be for existing homeowners while social tenants will move into new flats as part of the scheme.


The plans are from Clarion Housing Group, and 82% of homes on the site are earmarked for social rent while the rest will be replacement homes for existing homeowners. 


As well as the new houses the plans include space for shops, cafes or offices. 


Earlier this month Merton Council’s ‘reserved matters’ for the plans was approved.


The outline planning permission approved in 2018 states that each phase of the development must seek separate approval from the council. 


The latest approval includes the demolition of Marsh Court and the construction of a building of up to 10 storeys with 105 flats and 187 msq of commercial space. 


As well as the demolition of Lowell House and construction of eight three-storey houses on Abbey Road, there will be parking, landscaping and a children’s play area. In this phase homes would be made up of 82 per cent affordable housing. 


Paul Quinn, director of Merton regeneration at Clarion said: “We are extremely pleased to receive the latest planning consent for our second phase of development at High Path.


“Our plans, which are the result of extensive consultation with local residents and the council, aim to enhance and celebrate the area’s identity, character and historical heritage.


“Crucially these plans will ensure the existing community is kept together, whilst delivering much needed social rented and affordable homes to the area.”


Outline planning permission for the redevelopment of the three existing estates was granted by Merton Council in 2018. 


So far, work has started on 21 new homes on garages at Ravensbury and 134 homes on unused land at High Path.

By Tara O'Connor, Local Democracy Reporter

October 21, 2019