Haig Housing Trust has secured funding for the construction of 76 new homes on our Morden Estate from the Ministry of Defence’s Veterans Accommodation Fund.
The new accommodation will be used to house:
- Single service leavers who need transitional support and a secure residence.
- Transfer of current Haig tenants whose needs have changed.
- New Veteran families seeking housing assistance.
Haines Phillips Architects were appointed by Haig Housing Trust in 2015 to develop a Masterplan for the future development of the Estate by identifying potential
sites for development. The Masterplan identified eight areas with the potential for development.
Those potential sites were:
- Lawrence Weaver Close
- Hart Square North
- Douglas Square
- Alban Dobson House
- South Close
- Hill Top
- Trenchard Court Rear (which we are now calling Rhodes Moorhouse Court)
- Tennis Court
The Masterplan Proposals were submitted to London Borough of Merton Planning Department in July 2015 as part of a “pre-planning application submission”. Haig
Housing Trust also started a process of consultation with residents of the estate and our neighbours.
Following consultation with residents of our estate and adjoining properties between July and September 2015 and feedback from London Borough of Merton Planning Department, the Masterplan proposals were reviewed and revised. Haig now proposes to build on just two of the sites identified in the Masterplan: Rhodes Moorhouse Court and Hill Top.
The development of these two sites was overwhelmingly preferred by residents, because it will limit the disruption to the estate and impact on existing homes. The plans in this exhibition shows how the Estate would look if Haig’s proposals for the development of Rhodes Moorhouse Court Gardens and Hill Top Court are approved by the LB Merton Planners.
Our proposals are designed to acknowledge and compliment the best aspects of the existing estate, such as the configuration and materials of the existing buildings and the tranquil landscape character. At the same time the new homes are designed to be high quality, sustainable dwellings that will be of benefit to the estate as a whole.
Haig proposes to build a total of 68 new homes plus approximately 62 new parking spaces. The new homes proposed will be as follows:
- 23 x one bed flats
- 22 x two bed flats and houses
- 23 x three and four bed flats and houses