Transport for London gets approval to deliver 852 homes in Acton

WCN Editorial Team 22 Jan 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Transport for London has secured approval from the Ealing Council for its proposal to deliver 852 new homes at Bollo Lane, Acton.

The scheme will deliver the homes for rent and sale, with 50% claimed to be affordable housing.

This project is a part of London Mayor's strategy to deliver affordable homes on public land connected with good transportation facilities.

The masterplan for the housing scheme has been designed in collaboration with architects HOK and East and engineers Mott MacDonald.

This project will be built on an area of 3.6ha of land and will span from Acton Town station in the north to the level crossing towards Chiswick.

Claimed to be TfL's largest housing facility until now,  the 852 home units will be spread over nine buildings.

The scheme will provide a mix of one, two and three-bedroom properties.

TFL claimed that the housing scheme will consist of houses available at a range of affordable rents, such as discounted market rent and London Affordable Rent, and shared ownership.

The site of the scheme is located close to Acton Town, Chiswick Park and South Acton stations, which will provide residents with access to central London through the Piccadilly, District and London Overground lines. In addition to rail network, residents will have access to several bus routes.

TfL claimed that the local community will stand to benefit as the designs incorporate widened footpath alongside the west side of Bollo Lane, new crossing points, new cycle zone.

The site will also offer over 2,300m2 of commercial space.

TfL head of property development Jonathan Cornelius said: “It is fantastic news to get the go ahead for our plans at Bollo Lane in Acton Town. The proposals have been designed to reflect the area's heritage and context, such as the Grade II-listed station next to it, and will bring hundreds of much-needed homes to this part of London.

“The scheme has also been designed to benefit the local community with welcoming green spaces, improvements to pedestrian and cycling facilities and new commercial opportunities for local businesses.

“Securing this latest green light at planning committee is an important milestone as it is the largest site on which we have secured planning ourselves. We will shortly be approaching the market for a partner as we strive to deliver these homes - including hundreds of new affordable homes - as fast as we can.”

With the approval for Bollo Lane, TfL has secured planning committee’s permission for a further 6,650 homes and is now awaiting planning committee decisions for almost 1,250 homes.

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The 852 home units will be spread over nine buildings. (Credit: Michael Gaida from Pixabay)

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