Local History

Built by the London County Council during the 1950s, in response to the urgent need for housing in London following World War II, the Alton is one of the UK’s most renowned post-war public housing estates. The significance of the estate was recognised in 1998, when a number of estate buildings were listed. The Alton Conservation Area was designated in 2001, preserving the historic and architectural setting of the Alton area.

Wandsworth Council has long held ambitions to transform the Alton estate through far reaching regeneration. Following a period of extensive engagement with stakeholders and the public, the Alton Area Masterplan was approved in October 2014. The Alton Area Masterplan sets a vision for how the Alton area could change and develop over coming years.  Four Key Intervention Areas have been identified as the most appropriate and effective locations for redevelopment.

In October 2015, Wandsworth Council adopted the Roehampton Supplementary Planning Document (“SPD”), which is a land use and planning document that formalises the Alton Area Masterplan’s ideas within planning policy. The SPD covers eight key principles including housing, transport connections and sustainability.

Since being selected as Wandsworth Council’s preferred delivery partner in January 2017, Redrow has been establishing a working partnership that will draw upon the principles of the Alton Area Masterplan, seek further input from the local community and utilise expert developer knowledge to deliver the best possible scheme.

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