This article explains a the importance of a much-needed expansion of housing capacity in an outer London borough. Once land is bought, developers then have to work with local authorities to agree a number of issues before securing initial planning permission, including levels of affordable housing, this project goes a little way to addressing that.
An exciting new Allies and Morrison-designed scheme in Hounslow, west London, was granted planning permission last week. The project, for Notting Hill Housing, will eventually have up to 940 new homes of which 40% will be affordable. A mixture of studio, one, two and three bedroom properties, the new neighbourhood will be at the edge of Lampton Park, on the site of the 1960s era Hounslow Civic Centre and in close proximity to the Hounslow Central Underground Station. A much-needed expansion of housing capacity in an outer London borough, the application and approval was done in record time. Allies and Morrison won the competition in 2015, submitted planning in December 2015 and phase 1, with 178 new homes, will be onsite in September of this year.