Hounslow Council is consulting on changes to the borough’s 15 year planning blueprint, which includes making the existing civic centre a residential site, the relocation of Brentford FC, and the redevelopment of the Watermans Theatre.
A four week consultation asking for views on an updated list of potential development sites has begun.
The changes follow a consultation on the council’s Local Plan during the summer, and, say the council, address new issues that have arisen, including feedback from the last consultation and new information available on the planning of new school places and an expected increase in the borough housing target.
Cllr Steve Curran, cabinet member for planning, regeneration and housing at the council, said: “We know we have a lot of work to do to meet housing targets, demand for school places and regenerate parts of the borough, and we want to make sure we have the right blueprint to carry out our plans.
“Following our original consultation, we have amended proposals for the original sites identified, and are now asking people about proposals on a revised list of sites that includes 28 new sites.”
The proposed site allocations will significantly increase on the current annual rate of planned housing growth to meet the new targets to be set to meet London’s housing need. Potential sites have been identified for the first 4,336 homes to be delivered in the first five years of the plan period, say the council.
Additional school sites are also identified as part of making additional school place provision in accordance with current projections.