Third time is a charm as former Hounslow House site is given the green light to build nearly 300 homes in Hounslow.
Hounslow council 's planning committee approved proposals for a mixed-use development of building between two and to 11 storeys consisting of 293 homes and just more than 900sqm of commercial space on London Road.
The site on 1.22 hectares of land stands near Hounslow bus garage and was sold by Tesco to investors Meyer Berman in a £250m deal last year.
The recently approved plans follow previously blocked proposals for a giant Tesco and a 21-storey tower.
A spokesman for Meyer Homes said: “We are delighted that the planning committee at LB Hounslow resolved to grant planning permission for the plans for the former Hounslow House site and are pleased that the hard work undertaken by our project team has resulted in a scheme which has been so positively received by the local community.
"This site has long been the subject of development proposals and we believe this application represents a scheme which can make a positive and lasting contribution to the area.
"The team look forward to the next stage of the planning process and working with the GLA to secure the future delivery of this scheme”.
The proposals include:
- 293 new homes including affordable and family houses
- 10% of homes wheelchair adaptable or accessible
- 926 square meters of commercial space fronting onto London Road
- New pedestrian and cycling path improving the access from London Road to Hounslow East Underground Station
- Public space and landscaping improvements, particularly at the pedestrian and cycle entrances to the north and south of the site
- A network of new outdoor green spaces within the development for the benefit of new and existing residents
The scheme fits in with Hounslow town centre regeneration plans.
The housing is made up of one, two and three-bedrooom homes including 14 mews houses as part of a mix of affordable housing, shared ownership and private sales, as well as 20 wheelchair accessible units.
On the south building Block A will be the tallest at 11 storeys overlooking the bus garage.
The main entrance to the building will be between blocks C and D, where residents will enter and proceed to the first floor podium where all four blocks can be accessed.
A total of 48 car parking spaces and 533 cycle spaces will be provided on the site.
The decision was made at a planning committee meeting on Thursday (November 3).
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