Brent Council has launched its vision for a new Alperton.
The council wants to see Alperton transformed into a place that people choose to live, work and invest. Opening up the canal “turning it not only into a place to travel to and from home, work and school but also a place to visit and enjoy”.
The Council’s vision for how the area could be improved covers three main themes, Alperton’s core, the Waterside neighbourhood, and the Industrial zone.
Alperton’s core is seen as a cultural centre linking communities with facilities by drawing the attractions of Ealing Road closer to the tube station, and open space created for the whole community to use.
The Waterside residential neighbourhood would provide new homes for families, couples and individuals in an attractive waterside location. New community facilities would be introduced in public spaces along the canal.
The Industrial zone would exploit Alperton’s proximity to Park Royal Industrial Estate to generate more jobs in new affordable premises to encourage more businesses to open up in the area.
Cllr John Detre, Lead Member for Regeneration at Brent Council, said: “The vision for Alperton represents one of the most integrated and far reaching regeneration projects proposed for the borough. It will bring new jobs and homes as well as brightening up the area”.
The council has run a series of informal consultation sessions over the last year and spoken to residents, businesses and land owners to explore ideas of what changes in Alperton should happen. This directly influenced the vision for what Alperton could look and feel like in the future. A first draft of the vision document for Alperton was produced in September 2009 and consultation on this document will then inform a Masterplan for the area.
The Masterplan itself will be developed over the coming months and statutory consultation on this document is due to take place in late summer 2010.
For more information see www.brent.gov.uk/alpertonregeneration