Alperton plans get Mayoral nod

A proposal to redevelop a brownfield site in Alperton and build thousands of new homes, new business space and new community facilities has received the backing of Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

The Mayor has indicated he will not call in the application, and that he is content to allow Brent Council to determine the case itself.

St George’s Developments were last month given unanimous approval by Brent’s planning committee to redevelop the twenty-one acre site, which is located just off the A406 North Circular Road, by the Ace CafĂ©.

Under the plans, all remaining buildings on the site will be removed and replaced with new workspace, retail premises, restaurants, a community centre, health clinic, children’s nursery, public open space and 2,900 new homes – 1,015 of which will be affordable.

The Grand Union Canal-side of the site will be developed first, with new homes and buildings ranging between one and eight storeys in height along with improvements proposed to the public realm along the waterside.

The rest of the brownfield site extending to Beresford Avenue and the River Brent, which is ten minutes from Alperton and five minutes from Stonebridge Park stations, will be developed in later stages, where the maximum height of the scheme will be 25 storeys, on the north-eastern corner of the site.

The plans also include public transport improvements with new bus routes, improvements to Beresford Avenue and better-lit pedestrian and cycle routes through to Stonebridge Underground station.

Employment workspace will be enhanced and will also include a new multi-storey building called ‘The Generator,’ south of the River Brent.

Cllr Shama Tatler, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Highways and Planning, said: “This scheme will breathe new life into a worn-out and redundant industrial estate and transform the area between Alperton and Stonebridge while bringing new homes, jobs, and improvements to the public realm and local transport networks.

“It’s brilliant news for those looking to start-up a business or those looking for work, not to mention it being fantastic news for those needing a place to live, with nearly three thousand new homes to be built, over a thousand of which will be affordable.

“It’s a great scheme and one that through the extensive consultation work that the applicant has undertaken, is one that carries the support of local residents, businesses, politicians, the council’s planning committee and now, the Mayor of London too, which is fantastic news.”

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