Council vision for White City, Earls Court goes to consultation

LB Hammersmith & Fulham’s LDF is to go out for consultation on October 1, bringing the visions for two of the biggest regeneration projects in London, at Earls Court and White City, into the spotlight.

The Local Development Framework (LDF) also includes the earlier reported revamp of Shepherds Bush Market, support for High Speed 2 rail hub at Old Oak and hopes to build more than 6,000 new homes across the borough.

The LDF was discussed at a full council meeting last week, and will be sent for consultation on October 1.

The document says that LBH&F want to concentrate major regeneration and development in five areas: Hammersmith town centre; south Fulham riverside; White City Opportunity Area; West Kensington/ Earls Court/North Fulham; and Old Oak common in the north of the borough.

H&F Council leader Stephen Greenhalgh said: “We want to make an already great borough even better by encouraging millions of pounds of investment which will bring new job and housing opportunities for our residents – particularly for those on middle incomes.”

In the framework, LBHF is supporting the CapitalĀ  Counties redevelopment of Earl’s Court, which could see the exhibition centres make way for thousands of new homes and offices after the 2012 Olympics. The plan could also include West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates with residents offered new homes within the redevelopment.

They also identify White City as a major development area with up to 5,000 new homes being built. Most of those are being earmarked for land east of Wood Lane with detailed proposals likely to emerge in the next few years.

The council also wants to look at ways of regenerating some other council estates around the Borough,

Read the full document at: www.lbhf.gov.uk/LDF.

LBHF Council Leader Steve Greenhalgh is speaking at the Place West London Conference on Octber 14. Richard Powell of CapCo is also on the programme, and Helical Bar, the developer behind White City are backing the event. See them all – book your place now!

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