TfL gets consent for 852 new homes in West London

Ealing Council has given the go-ahead to a development by Bollo Lane in Acton, TfL's largest residential development to date.
An artist's impression of TfL's Bollo Lane development.
An artist’s impression of TfL’s Bollo Lane development. Credit: Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) has been given the green light to deliver 852 new homes in Acton, 50% of which will be affordable housing.

Ealing Council has given the go-ahead to the development of a 3.6 hectare site by Bollo Lane in Acton, which will be TfL’s largest residential development to date.

The masterplan, designed alongside architects HOK and East and engineers Mott Macdonald, will see the 852 homes spread across nine tower blocks, spanning a 3.6 hectare site from Acton Town station in the north to the level crossing towards Chiswick.

The homes will be a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom properties. The affordable homes at the development will be made available for a range of tenures such as discounted market rent and London Affordable Rent, and shared ownership.

Jonathan Cornelius, head of property development at TfL, 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.”

While looking to incorporate renewable energy systems such as solar panels, the designs include multiple gardens and new play spaces for the local community.

Improvements to the area will look to make it easier for people to walk and cycle, with the designs incorporating a new widened footpath alongside Bollo Lane, new crossing points and a new ‘cycle zone’.

The site’s location will allow residents to have easy links to Central London with the Piccadilly, District and London Overground lines. The site will also provide over 2,300 square metres of commercial space and additional retail space.

TfL aims to provide over 10,000 homes across London as part of its wider housing programme. It has committed to delivering 50% affordable housing on average across all sites brought to the market since May 2016.

Almost 1,500 homes are already underway, while planning approval has been given for a further 6,650 homes including Bollo Lane, 454 homes in Wembley and 156 homes with Optivo in Tower Hamlets. 1,250 homes are still awaiting permission.

TFL is set to submit planning applications for thousands more homes during 2021.

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