Regenerate or Degenerate?

You have to see Ravensbury Grove and the surroundings to believe it.
Nestled between two parks, the atmosphere is usually tranquil and relaxing – a bit like being in the countryside in many respects. It’s part of the Wandle Valley Conservation Area according to Merton Council’s publications.

I guess that as council tenants or ex tenants, we were always very grateful for such a nice place to live.

However this summer, Merton Priory Homes (aka Circle Anglia) chose to wreck all that by inviting us to small workshops under a marquee in August (how twee) to tell us how they’d like to level the whole area and start again. It’s just that they’d like our opinion first – probably because otherwise they’d be taken to court for insufficient consultation.

This pathetic attempt at consultation provoked a lot of anger, especially when they let it slip that regeneration requires a doubling of the housing density and the selling off of some of the land.

They also omitted to mention that the council had voted most of this through earlier in the year! See this for more information: MERTON-REGENERATION-2013-07-09