Merton Council approves £1 billion Clarion scheme

Mon 19th March 2018, 10:16 am

The London Borough of Mertonís planning committee has granted planning consent to Clarion Housing Groupís £1.2 billion transformation of three housing estates.

According to the plans, Clarion will deliver up to 2,800 new homes on the Eastfields and Ravensbury estates in Mitcham, and in High Path in Wimbledon. Furthermore, the approval includes conditions for 9,000 sq m of retail, leisure, offices and community space.

Councillor Martin Whelton, cabinet member for regeneration, environment and housing, said: "The £1.2 billion regeneration of High Path, Ravensbury and Eastfields will provide huge benefits to the residents there and to the wider community in Merton by bringing much needed new housing to these areas, improving the local environment and creating jobs."

Bob Beaumont, director of regeneration at Merton Council, commented: "Last night’s decision is a clear demonstration of the ability of estate regeneration ability to deliver positive change and a testament to our close working with residents and the council.  The benefits this regeneration will bring are far reaching and possible due to Clarion’s extensive capacity and expertise."

To read more about regeneration in Merton, visit www.futuremerton.co.uk.



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