Phase two of High Path regeneration gets the green light

The second phase of development at High Path– a key site in the wider regeneration across the London Borough of Merton – moved a step closer after reserved matters consent was granted.

Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest affordable housing provider, will deliver 113 new apartments and houses in this phase of the High Path development, of which 82 per cent will be for social rent. The remainder will be set aside as replacement homes for existing resident homeowners.

The plans also include more than 180 sqm of ‘flexible’ non-residential space, which will bring new amenity and employment space to the area, such as shops, cafés, offices or crèches.

Paul Quinn, Director of Merton Regeneration at Clarion said: “We are extremely pleased to receive the latest planning consent for our second phase of development at High Path.

“Our plans, which are the result of extensive consultation with local residents and the council, aim to enhance and celebrate the area’s identity, character and historical heritage.

“Crucially these plans will ensure the existing community is kept together, whilst delivering much needed social rented and affordable homes to the area.”

Last year Clarion was granted outlining planning permission to deliver new 2,800 homes, including 740 social rented units, and up to 9,000m² of commercial and community space across High Path, Eastfields and Ravensbury neighbourhoods.

Work is already underway on 21 new homes on the disused garages site at Ravensbury and 134 homes on land not currently used for housing at High Path.

Clarion’s plans for Merton include:

  • Building 740 new social rented homes - an increase of 40 social rented homes
  • A guarantee that all of the existing residents will have a new home, with their rent levels remaining as they would if the had not moved
  • Providing new homes of an appropriate size to deal with overcrowding, resulting in a 13 per cent increase of social rented ‘habitable rooms’