High Path regeneration
Discover the new neighbourhood we’re creating in collaboration with local residents in High Path in Merton.
The High Path regeneration will create a welcoming, green neighbourhood that provides a wide range of spacious new homes, as well as a new park and community facilities.
High Path is part of our £1bn Merton Regeneration Project creating 2,800 homes: replacing 1,000 existing homes and building 1,800 new homes.
During extensive public consultations, residents asked us for a safer and more pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood, and made it clear that keeping the community together was really important.
- 1,704 new homes each with private outdoor space.
- New neighbourhood park with a play trail for children.
- New community centre with facilities for everyone.
- Commercial and retail space on Merton High Street.
Explore the new High Path
High Path will become a greener, safer neighbourhood with easy-to-navigate, well-paved tree-lined streets.
A new neighbourhood park will feature seasonal flowers, shrubs and a border lined with oak trees. There will also be a play trail for children, range of seating and an emergency access route through the park. A civic square in the park will host community events.
New retail and commercial facilities on Merton High Street and Morden Road will create a commercial hub near South Wimbledon station, with facilities including restaurants, cafes and a new community centre.
What you can expect
- All existing tenants and homeowners will be offered a new home.
- Spacious homes at least as big as the ones they replace.
- Private outdoor space for each home.
- Accessible, adaptable homes in line with the Lifetime Homes Standard.
Most existing residents will move straight from their current home to their new home and will be rehoused before new residents move in.
There will be a range of flats at High Path with up to four bedrooms. All the new flats will be spacious, modern and have private outdoor space. There will be internal courtyard gardens within each block providing relaxing social spaces.
Maisonettes will have two, three or four bedrooms. Lower maisonettes have a garden and their own front door opening on to the street, while upper maisonettes have full-size roof terraces. These homes are perfect for families with children.
Mews houses and townhouses
Mews houses will have three bedrooms and enjoy on-plot parking with private outdoor space for the family to enjoy.
Townhouses also have three bedrooms and boast private outdoor space extending out from the front room and a private rear garden.
These homes are perfect for families with children and all will be a minimum of 102 metres square.
The spacious, four-bedroom multi-generation houses are designed for extended families and boast private outdoor space, as well as a private courtyard space or terrace.
High Path regeneration
See some of the progress that’s already been made on the regeneration of High Path in Merton.
Young People’s Grant Fund
Find out how you can get a grant of up to £5,000 for a project to help improve the community in Merton.
The Merton Community Panel provides grants for local projects. The first grant programme is the Young People’s Grant Fund for organisations delivering projects in Merton for people 25 and under. Projects should:
- provide opportunities and positive activities for young people
- develop confidence, resilience and leadership skills
- improve access to training and educational activities
- enhance perceptions of young people.
Applications for this year are now on hold, but will reopen soon. For more information, please email our team.
Consultations with residents
High Path residents took part in an independent survey in July 2015 about regeneration, the plans and the residents offer with the views of 302 residents being collected (51% response rate). 52% of resident households agreed the regeneration would be good for them (25% disagree); 59% agreed it would be good for High Path (24% disagreed).
Your individual needs
Over the last few years, we’ve listened carefully to what our residents have said about their new High Path homes to help us shape our regeneration. However, if you or your family’s needs have changed, please contact us.