Key benefits of the masterplan

Visualisation of block Q

IMPROVING LIVING CONDITIONS AND HOUSING CHOICE

  • Better quality, modern homes for existing residents more suited to their needs to help improve quality of life
  • Creating a mixed and balanced community
  • Uplifting the number of homes to help meet the borough’s housing needs
  • Optimising density of brownfield land
  • Adding affordable homes whilst rehousing council tenants on equivalent terms
  • Greater variety of tenures, including meeting needs of those with disabilities

Visualisation of the new library

BETTER COMMUNITY AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES

  • Consolidated state-of-the-art community facilities that deliver services directly to the local community
  • Enhancements to health and wellbeing through improved healthcare provision, well designed spaces to relax and socialise and areas for play and activity to promote fitness
  • Creating a vibrant, varied and enlivened local shopping experience through flexible use retail floorspace
  • Flexible office floorspace

Redrow apprentice

INVESTING IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY, JOBS AND TRAINING

  • Construction and permanent jobs
  • Gross Value Added (construction and operational phases)
  • Apprenticeships and training opportunities
  • Household spending, Council Tax, New Homes Bonus

Visualisation of the Village Square

PLACEMAKING

  • Connecting communities - bringing Roehampton together through a central Village Square
  • Distinct character areas that respond to the varied built environment
  • Long term programme and meanwhile uses that celebrate the cultural heritage and distinctiveness of Alton
  • Approach built on several years’ engagement with residents to listen to their needs and preferences

Danebury Avenue

HIGH QUALITY BUILDINGS

  • Carefully targeted interventions that replace less successful elements of the London County Council masterplan
  • Exciting, varied and innovative architectural design
  • Active frontages and utilising Secured by Design principles

Improved connections

IMPROVING CONNECTIONS

  • Improved north/south pedestrian routes
  • Decluttering streets
  • Enhancements to public transport & promotion of cycling with safer routes and secure cycle parking
  • Dedicated wheelchair parking

Visualisation of the Village Square and new library building

ATTRACTIVE PUBLIC REALM

  • Safer, greener streets
  • Concealing parking
  • Responding and addressing complex level changes
  • New tree planting

Downshire Field

ENHANCED OPEN SPACES

  • More varied forms of open space i.e. private, communal and public that provide people with a range of places to spend time and enjoy
  • Enhancing and improving access to Downshire Field
  • Improving the amount, diversity and accessibility of play spaces
  • Securing ecological enhancements

View of St Joseph's Church

REVEALING HERITAGE

  • Sensitively blending contemporary architecture to complement historic buildings
  • Better revealing historic buildings, such as Downshire House, Mount Clare and St Joseph’s Church