Double the number of homes have been proposed by a housing association hoping to regenerate the biggest estate in south Wimbledon.

Plans by Circle Housing Merton Priory (CHMP) to build approximately 1,250 homes on the High Path Estate were unveiled at a consultation event on Saturday.

The estate currently has 608 properties, of which 357 are occupied by social housing tenants.

Existing homes will be demolished and rebuilt with about an extra 600 properties if Merton Council accepts a planning application due to be submitted in Autumn 2015.

The latest draft master plan from PRP Architects proposes a new layout with tree-lined streets, 'Victorian-style' terraces and a variety of housing types, all set around a central park.

Private outdoor spaces are proposed for every home, in the form of a front or rear garden, a balcony or a roof terrace. The tallest properties would be eight storeys high, compared to the current 11.

Space has also been set aside for a variety of small convenience shops.

Landscaped pedestrian and cycle routes and better connections with South Wimbledon Station and nearby parks have also been proposed in the new layout.

Paul Quinn, CHMP's director of regeneration, said: "During our summer consultation, residents told us that if regeneration goes ahead they want more green spaces where they could meet, let children play and enjoy safely.

"To make this a reality we’re proposing a new neighbourhood park at the heart of the community which everybody can easily access."

Residents at the consultation raised concerns about the number of tall buildings, estimated 10-year timescale of redevelopment and financial offer for leaseholders and freeholders.

New-built homes are likely to be significantly more expensive than the current properties, but Mr Quinn said leaseholders and freeholders will be given a shared equity offer if they can't afford any of the new properties.

Resident homeowners will be offered a market value plus 10 per cent when CHMP needs their property for the regeneration scheme.

Early-bird offers are also on the table for residents wanting to sell their property to CHMP before regeneration.

Next month CHMP is due to consult on the Residents Offer - the financial compensation package available to residents.

In January the housing association plans to present its final master plans for High Path, Ravensbury Estate in Morden and Eastfields Estate in Mitcham, together with the Residents Offers.

CHMP will then decide whether to submit planning applications to Merton Council.

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