Ballymore approved in Brentford

Ballymore’s plans for Brentford’s waterfront have been given the green light by Hounslow Council’s planning committee.

The Ballymore scheme aims to redevelop waste land between the High Street and the Grand Union Canal, providing nearly 900 homes, new shops and leisure facilities.

Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council hailed the decision as a massive boost for Brentford: “This decision will breathe new life into Brentford High Street, and provide much needed affordable homes and prosperity to local traders and people.”

The Ballymore scheme includes 876 homes, most of which will be one or two bedroom flats. This includes 80 affordable homes.

A fifth of the commercial space is to be allocated to local businesses with 20 per cent below market rate incentives for five years. In all there will be just over 14,000sqm of retail space, including a new supermarket, and a little under 4,000sqm of commercial floor space.

Land has been set aside for Watermans to relocate to the site, though this is dependent on the arts centre securing funding for a new building.

There are also plans to provide water sports facilities, a new museum celebrating Brentford’s riverside heritage, and a gym, which would be housed in a renovated St Lawrence’s Church.

The £500 million scheme will go for final approval by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

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