Clapham Park is spread over 36 hectares in Lambeth, situated between Brixton, Streatham, Balham and Clapham. Our involvement in Clapham Park began back in 2005 when council residents voted in favour of a stock transfer from Lambeth Council to Metropolitan.
When we took over:
- 1,967 homes were transferred from Lambeth Council
- 1,442 were tenanted and 525 were owned by leaseholders
A masterplan was created in consultation with local residents and community stakeholders, which incorporated a vision for high quality, affordable, well managed and maintained homes, set within a revitalised area with a network of open spaces, cleaner and safer streets, better transport, good schools, and a range of community facilities. Outline planning consent for the overall development was obtained in June 2008.
Since the estate was transferred, considerable progress has been made: we have refurbished more than 700 homes and built more than 500 brand new ones. Given the time that had passed since the original masterplan was agreed, we reviewed it to ensure it still delivers what the community needs not just today but also well into the future. The input of local residents was essential throughout the review, and there were lots of opportunities to get involved.
Following this review, we submitted a new detailed planning application for the regeneration project to Lambeth Council in July 2017. View all of the application documents and find out more about how the masterplan evolved.
In March 2018, Lambeth Council gave the go-ahead to this planning application, allowing us to move forward to the final stage of the planning consent process.
While the new plan proposes changes to the previous masterplan, there are 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 a minimum of 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