Nine Elms regeneration will make 'tremendous difference' to Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said the redevelopments will make a 'tremendous difference to people's lives'

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said the redevelopments will make a 'tremendous difference to people's lives'

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The redevelopment of Nine Elms will generate an estimated £1bn in funding, to be spent on new infrastructure such as primary schools, tube stations and health centres for Battersea.

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said the regeneration scheme would make a "tremendous difference to people's lives", as he announced the development was on course to provide almost 2,000 affordable homes.

The combined developments will also bring tens of thousands of new jobs to Wandsworth, with unemployed residents in the borough matched up to suitable positions.

Mr Govindia said: “We are now on course to deliver around 2,000 affordable homes in a part of central London where property prices have spiralled beyond the reach of ordinary families.

“The council is also about to embark on a major new home building programme of its own which will create more housing options for Wandsworth households on low incomes.

“Wandsworth Council ensures local residents get first priority for every new affordable home built in the borough and we are working hard to link local people with the new jobs and training opportunities created."

Wandsworth Guardian:

The council has also secured more than £51m  from Nine Elms developments, including £40m from property developer Ballymore, to build more affordable housing in the borough.

Coun Govindia said with the additional business rates generated by the Nine Elms redevelopment, the council should have an estimated £1bn to spend on "vital" new infrastructure.

He said: “The redevelopment of Nine Elms will also generate around £1billion for vital new community infrastructure in this part of Battersea like a primary school, tube stations, health centres, a new cycling network and parks.

"All this will make a tremendous difference to peoples’ lives and is being delivered without an Olympics style cash injection from the taxpayer.”

To see if you qualify for affordable housing and to find out about homes available call 020 8871 6016 or email housesales@wandsworth.gov.uk

Click here for more information about home ownership in Wandsworth.

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5:39pm Sun 6 Apr 14

buggsie says...

All this claptrap about - new schools - tube stations - health centres - new cycling networks
Nothing about improving and widening the main road through 9 Elms. One lane a bus lane - and only one bus uses it. About 10 years back I cycled to work in Bermondsey daily down 9 Elms - never in that time did a bus use the bus lane whilst I was cycling down there.
Not such a brilliant part to make into cycling networks - the road took all the wind off the river and some days it was a hard cycle.
We are over populated - the last thing we need is more homes built, bringing thousands more into our crowded area. The amount they cost - the new owners aren't likely to be using public transport - and if they don't have cars - they will use cabs and mini cabs - some of which are 3 times the size of my 1 litre car - so the congestion will be as bad. And what about all the cars coming from the new American Embassy - will they be paying congestion charges ??
All this claptrap about - new schools - tube stations - health centres - new cycling networks Nothing about improving and widening the main road through 9 Elms. One lane a bus lane - and only one bus uses it. About 10 years back I cycled to work in Bermondsey daily down 9 Elms - never in that time did a bus use the bus lane whilst I was cycling down there. Not such a brilliant part to make into cycling networks - the road took all the wind off the river and some days it was a hard cycle. We are over populated - the last thing we need is more homes built, bringing thousands more into our crowded area. The amount they cost - the new owners aren't likely to be using public transport - and if they don't have cars - they will use cabs and mini cabs - some of which are 3 times the size of my 1 litre car - so the congestion will be as bad. And what about all the cars coming from the new American Embassy - will they be paying congestion charges ?? buggsie
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