There have been a lot of changes since the original masterplan was agreed: the financial environment and changes to government planning policy and building regulations for example. Added to that is the chronic housing shortage – Lambeth has over 22,000 households on its housing waiting list. It’s therefore clear that we need to revisit the masterplan so we can be sure it delivers what the local community needs today and into the future.
We’ve been asking you to give us your views on proposed changes at a series of open sessions. This month (16 and 22 May) we’re looking in more detail at new homes and the interim community resource centre. If you aren’t able to make it to the drop-in events (please see details over on the right), you can view proposals here. You can also view proposals for the area to the south of the South Circular Road.
In March we unveiled the evolving masterplan. You can find out more on these information boards.
These two short films give you a taste of:
how we see the regeneration programme being phased across Clapham Park
how we got to where we are today, how the masterplan has evolved and a sense of how the area may look when the regeneration is complete.
Whilst we may be looking to make some changes to the masterplan, there are some really key commitments that will not be affected. For example, we will still:
deliver a new or refurbished home to every secure tenant
provide a minimum of 4.18 hectares of high quality open public space, including a park
make sure that 50% of homes delivered are affordable
ensure there are safe streets, pedestrian and cycle routes
provide a range of new shops and much improved community facilities
Residents were invited to attend an initial event in October 2016 to find out more about the masterplan review. Have a look at the information boards.
Further smaller sessions were held in January when we asked for your views on:
We have submitted a planning application to Lambeth Council for the new interim community centre, which will provide higher quality internal and external space than the existing centre, with more than 100msq of additional floor space. The plans include a double height, multi-use hall, IT suite, meeting rooms, garden, catering kitchen and space for new and existing activities and events. See the plans here.
Want to comment on the masterplan?
Residents are invited to come along on Tuesday, 16 May (4-8pm) and Monday, 22 May (6-8pm) to find out more and give input into some of the finer detail of the masterplan, including building design, landscaping and layouts and plans for different types of home. Please join us at the pop-up shop, next to Sainsbury’s Local on Kings Avenue, SW4 8EU. Keep an eye out for your invitation! more
In the meantime, if you’d like to comment on any aspect of the masterplan, please email us.