Hounslow draft plan progress

hounslow town centreHounslow’s draft Local Plan for 2015 to 2030 has been approved by the council’s cabinet.

The plans, which have been revised following a consultation last summer, include sites for 12,330 new homes and the associated community infrastructure.

The council wants development directed to areas that “have capacity for change”, including the borough’s town centres and around the Great West Road.

Cllr Steve Curran, cabinet member for planning, regeneration and housing at the council, said: “This plan is the blueprint for any future developments and setting out what we expect to see built in an area.

“It also sets out locations for potential new homes for families, where facilities such as schools should be built and where shops and services should be provided.

“But the local plan isn’t just about building, it’s about preserving areas that we want to keep as they are, and protecting and improving the local environment.”

The council wants town centres to become hubs of business, cultural, leisure, community, and retail activity supports the forecast growing population.

The plans were approved by the council’s cabinet last week, and will now go to Borough Council for approval. If approved, there will then be a full public consultation, before they are submitted to the Secretary of State.

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