High Path Phase Two granted planning permission
High Path Phase Two was granted planning permission on Thursday (26 September), and is the first Reserved Matters Application forming part of the outline regeneration masterplan, delivering 105 apartments and eight houses, all designated to existing tenants and homeowners from the estate.
Key to the design of Phase Two has been a multi-scalar and multi-disciplinary understanding of the project and its context. As a result, the design endeavours to integrate elements of the local vernacular in a truly contemporary architecture that will enhance the identity and character of High Path and its surroundings. The arch and the dynamic roofscapes were identified as recurrent elements in the local architecture. Through careful interrogation and design testing, these became the principal design tools to generate a new and playful aesthetic that celebrates the historical heritage without replicating it.
The High Path Estate project envisages the comprehensive, phased regeneration of an ailing existing 1950's estate, in the London Borough of Merton, to create a sustainable and vibrant mixed-use, mixed-tenure community.
High Path is the largest of three estates planned for regeneration by Clarion Housing Group for the London Borough of Merton.