'Golden opportunity' to revitalise Earlsfield, says Wandsworth Council on launch of public consultation
A public consultation has launched on plans to regenerate an area of Earlsfield.
Wandsworth Council want to revitalise a stretch of Garratt Lane, which will begin with a new primary school in the Atheldene Centre.
It is hoped the new school will kick-start the development of new homes, shops and a healthcare facility in place of the Brocklebank health centre.
A number of council owned buildings are vacant in the area comprising Wilna Road, Atheldene Road and Waverton Road.
If the scheme is given approval development would be carried out in three phases, starting with the construction of the primary school.
Plans include a housing development on land in front of Oakshaw Road, after older people living in Atheldene Centre are transferred to modern accommodation in Church Lane, Tooting.
Phase two would see the construction of 26 new houses and 44 flats in Wilna Road, Waverton Road and Atheldene Road.
A modern health centre, shops and 75 flats in Swaffield Road and Garratt Lane would be the next stage of the development.
Council leader Councillor Ravi Govindia said: "This is a golden opportunity to revitalise and improve this somewhat neglected part of Garratt Lane.
"There is now the prospect of some serious investment to replace the frankly shabby and unattractive council-owned buildings in this corner of Earlsfield with a new state-of-the-art health centre, a much needed primary school, better shops and smart new modern family homes and apartments."
The council has posted letters to 1,800 households in the area with more information.
A public meeting is taking place in the Atheldene Centre from 5pm to 8pm on November 13.
Anyone who wishes to discuss the proposals can call Andy Algar on 020 8871 6075 or email email@example.com
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