Wandsworth Council’s planning committee has approved plans to build 2,550 homes in Battersea.

The controversial plans on the Winstanley and York Road estates will include include replacement council homes for all existing secure tenants and homeowners plus a leisure and community centre, library, children’s centre and nursery.

At the same meeting councillors approved plans to potentially build 759 new homes on three plots of the former Royal Mail site in Nine Elms, bringing the total number of potential new homes approved this week to 3,309.

Across the entire former Royal Mail site, 1,950 homes are planned by 2025, 363 of which would be affordable, whereas 35% of the planned 2,550 homes for the two estates will be classed as 'affordable'.

Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia, said: “We have carried out varied and extensive rounds of public consultation ensuring that residents and the community have their say on our ambitious plans to shape the area.

"The great news we have received today brings us one step closer to delivering on the Winstanley and York Road masterplan in this Joint Venture Partnership.

“The regeneration of this area will bring forth more than just new homes, we are building a new leisure centre, new library, and new children’s centre around a new park. We want to build new homes and an exciting future for all who live in them.”

The council added that as a result of the planning approval, a net increase of 388 permanent jobs will be created.

A new employment and skills centre run by the council’s Work Match scheme has already been delivered as part of the regeneration.

The plans were approved subject to conditions. The scheme will now go to the Mayor of London for final consideration.