Ealing Council’s cabinet has approved a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to create a new link road called Healum Avenue in Southall.
The new road will create safer routes for pedestrians and road users and brings further investment and enhancements to the area and for the building of new homes.
The case for this new link road was set out in the Southall Opportunity Area Planning Framework adopted in 2014. Its purpose is to provide a new public transport, walking and cycling route between Havelock Estate and Merrick Road.
The new road will have a number of key benefits, including improved safe walking and cycling routes, helping people avoid busier main roads and allowing buses to serve the Havelock Estate and other developments to the north with a more direct service. This will mean bus journeys to Southall town centre will be faster.
The new road will also provide another link to the development sites in Southall East, which are set to deliver around 3,000 new homes.
The name Healum Avenue was chosen as ‘Healum’ was the old Saxon name for Southall, in accordance with Ealing Council’s street naming and numbering procedure.