Who are we?
Alton Action are a non-partisan group initiated by Alton Estate residents and local activists
to foster the creation of a People’s Plan by the Community, for the Community of the Alton
Alton Action are not associated with any property developers or property investors – our
concerns are the current and future housing, social and environmental needs of the
residents of the Alton Estate.
Redrow have withdrawn their development partnership with Wandsworth Council. Now is
the time to allow the people who call the Alton Estate home a say in its future. The Council
has said it intends to proceed with all the new building exactly as planned, simply with a
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic crisis and anticipating yet another economic recession, both
nationally and globally, we need to focus on the immediate needs of the people and
abandon the unsustainable drive for private economic gain.
Looking around us, seeing what is being built and how the people live, it is clear: the
‘housing crisis’ is not one of available spaces but one of affordability. We are seeing the
growth in the class divide; a world only a few can comfortably afford to live in, while the
majority are struggling to make ends meet.
What are our aims?
Our aim is to deliver the improvements that residents need; through
collaborative workshops and discussions with residents, we can make
sure that their voices will be heard, and their needs met.
We are proposing a community-focused investment that meets the
housing, social and environmental needs of the people who live on
the estate while maintaining its architectural and cultural integrity.
• rejecting the council’s previous plans which failed to meet the
needs of the residents and proved undeliverable
• creating a new People’s Plan for the Alton Estate proposal, in
collaboration with residents on the Alton Estate
We have partnered with a research team from University College London along with the Just Space network to
co-produce an alternative People’s Plan, which will explore the alternatives to demolition.
Once drafted, the People’s Plan will need further design, costing and the support of Wandsworth Council and
the Greater London Authority to deliver.
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