The site is within walking distance of Hounslow Town Centre, which provides a range of food and non-food retail, community, employment and leisure uses.
The masterplan creates three new public open spaces; Preben Square lies at the heart of the scheme and provides a strong north-south pedestrian link; Bulstrode Park on Lampton Road creates a green setting for the development and maintains the large existing trees and; Heston Place in the north-west corners of the site forms a point of arrival leading to Preben Square and Bulstrode Park.
This is a diverse residential development with a mix of tenure types and building typologies and its amenity spaces follow suit. Each block has its own courtyard which is designed to ensure clear legibility and a sense of place.
Overlooking private gardens with permeable boundaries will provide private outdoor space for residents and passive surveillance for the shared space.
The majority of apartments will have projecting balconies providing private amenity space.
The hybrid planning application was submitted in December 2015 comprising an illustrative masterplan and parameter plans for the whole site with detailed proposals for phase one. Pre-application discussions were held with London Borough of Hounslow, the Greater London Authority (GLA), Transport for London (TfL), Hounslow Civic Centre staff as well as a public consultation event. Planning permission was granted with conditions in March 2016. The GLA pre-application advice strongly supported the proposed scheme in strategic planning terms noting that the masterplan was well-designed and would deliver a scheme that optimises development potential and increase housing supply in accordance with London Plan policies. The proposed 40% provision of affordable housing is supported and a section 106 mechanism was also agreed between London Borough of Hounslow and Notting Hill Housing.
|Architect:||Allies and Morrison|
|Developer:||Notting Hill Housing Trust|
|Planning Authority:||London Borough of Hounslow|
|Site size (ha):||5.27|
|Estimated date of completion:||01/01/2025|
|Schedule of accommodation:||327x1bed, 384x2bed, 208x3bed|
|Tenure mix:||40% affordable 60% shared ownership|
|Size of typical home:||73|
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