Winstanley & York Road regeneration consultation begins

Hundreds of Battersea residents have been meeting with the Regeneration Team to discuss the proposed development plans for the Winstanley and York Road estates.

A planning application is due to be submitted later this year, comprising of an outline planning proposal of the masterplan and detailed proposals for Phase One.

The summer consultation programme started on 2 June with the Get Active Battersea Festival in York Gardens. Around 1,000 residents turned out in the blazing sunshine for an action-packed afternoon of live performances, interactive games and sports activities. Many visitors took on the Test Yourself Zone to set personal records on the running track and reaction wall, whist the youngest attendees were occupied with a range of activities from inflatable obstacle courses and trampoline bungees to face painting.

The festival was once again organised by Wandsworth Council and Enable Leisure and Culture, and supported by the Winstanley and York Road joint venture partnership. This year, attendees

were able to explore the plans through a large 3D foam model and floor display of the redevelopment area, which had been decorated with artwork by pupils from Falconbrook Primary School. Visitors discussed the proposals with consultant experts and JV team members, and exchanged their comments and feedback for a much-needed, cooling ice-cream. The full exhibition was on display for a further two sessions held in York Gardens library on 5 and 7 June.

The public consultation continued with a programme of individual events intended

to reach people of all ages, who live or use services in the local community. On 12 June, the

Regeneration Team hosted a dinner for more senior residents living in the area. The team

enjoyed sharing in the guests’ memories and experiences of the estate and learning their

hopes for the future. Entertainment included a viewing of Battersea Junction, a documentary

film containing interviews with residents of Battersea, past and present, produced by

children from Falconbrook School in collaboration with digital:works.

The team has also been present with their pop-up gazebo outside Clapham Junction station speaking to commuters during the evening peak hours, and at the well-attended Falcon Road Festival on 30 June. Other, more specialised events have included a drop-in session at the York

Gardens Children’s Centre, where service users were able to meet the architects of the new community hub facility and specifically discuss the plans for the reprovided children’s centre and nursery.

You can view the June exhibition boards online at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/winstanleyyorkroad

or in the regeneration project office at 10 Lavender Road.

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