Housing association wants to build the homes as part of the Merton regeneration scheme

High Path Plaza, Merton, Clarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group is looking to build nearly 300 homes across three schemes in Merton as part of a £1bn regeneration development across the south London borough.

The housing association has submitted reserved matters planning applications for 284 homes, which it hopes to build at High Path in south Wimbledon and Ravensbury and Eastfields in Mitcham.

Of the 284 homes 191 will be for social rent and 93 for private sale.

The application includes 160m² of community space.

Clarion has already been granted outline planning permission to deliver 2,800 new homes, including 740 social rented units, and 9,000m² of commercial and community space across the three neighbourhoods in Merton.

Following the council’s decision, Clarion said it had been working closely with residents and the local community to enhance the scheme designs, including the layouts of the homes and landscaping.

Paul Quinn, director of Merton Regeneration at Clarion said: “The submission of these planning applications demonstrates our continued commitment to the transformation of Merton.

“Our regeneration proposals put residents first and provide better community and green spaces and links to local areas. The project will also contribute to the prosperity, health and wellbeing of the local community through job creation and opportunities for local businesses.”

Clarion is currently developing 21 new homes on the disused garages site at Ravensbury and 134 homes on land not currently used for housing at High Path.

The housing association said every home was “earmarked for existing residents”.