Unanimous approval for Winstanley Block 1 and Block 5

London Borough of Wandsworth’s Planning Applications Committee granted consent for 2,550 new homes alongside a range of new community facilities at Winstanley & York Road Estate in Clapham Junction this week.

The proposals, submitted by Winstanley & York Road Regeneration LLP, a Joint Venture between Taylor Wimpey Central London and Wandsworth Borough Council, include 35% affordable homes (37.5% by habitable room), whilst replacement homes will be provided for all existing secure tenant and resident leaseholders.

Block 1 is the largest and tallest block within the Winstanley masterplan submitted as part of the detailed element of the hybrid application. This £250 Million mixed use urban block, designed by HTA and LA Architects, provides a new leisure and community facility that will offer community spaces, a new library, a fitness suite, swimming pools and fitness studios. The block will also deliver new commercial spaces suitable for retail and office spaces..

Block 5 is one of three buildings submitted as part of the detailed element of the Winstanley and York Road Estate Regeneration hybrid planning application. It will be the first building delivered and is located to the northern edge of the new York Gardens Park that will sit at the heart of the new estate. The block comprises three buildings, two medium rise towers at twelve and fourteen storeys linked by a 6 storey mansion block building. The taller 14 storey tower will provide new shared ownership housing and provides a 395 sqm ground floor commercial space facing onto York Road.

In developing the proposals, Winstanley & York Road Regeneration LLP invited more than 7,000 local addresses to attend a series of public consultations. These commenced in 2017 and included public events, school sessions, resident group meetings and design workshops to help develop a masterplan led by HTA Design.

Simon Bayliss commented “The proposals for Winstanley & York Road Estate evolved through a creative collaboration with architects HTA Design, Henley Halebrown, Figure/Ground and LA Architects to create a masterplan inspired by Battersea. The scheme will deliver new homes to buy and to rent, including new social rent and shared ownership homes for local residents. The masterplan is focused around a beautiful new park, along with a new leisure centre, library and nursery for Wandsworth Council.”

Commenting, Lee Bishop from Taylor Wimpey said:

“We are obviously delighted that after a significant period of public consultation and engagement with the local community and our key stakeholders, Wandsworth Council has given the green light to our detailed plans to breathe new life into Winstanley & York Road Estate. The proposals will deliver major benefits to the community – not least a significant number of quality new homes, but also a range of new community facilities.

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