Hounslow masterplan gets green light

Hounslow Council has approved its Hounslow Town Centre masterplan, which aims to turn the town into “a thriving entertainment and shopping hotspot”.

The masterplan will now go out to the public for consultation.

Meanwhile, the council is looking for submissions from developers to be a partner its £100m plans for the proposed new “High Street Quarter”.   Councillor Ruth Cadbury, cabinet member for planning and regeneration, said: “These ambitious plans reflect the council’s determination to make Hounslow a ‘must go to’ place for investment, entertainment and leisure.”

The plans include creating greater choice for shoppers and a more varied and vital night time economy, redevloping the Alexandra Road and Holloway Street car parks into a shopping and entertainment complex including a cinema, creating three distinct quarters – Lampton, High Street and Kingsley – which will offer an array of independent shops, housing and leisure facilities, including a new civic facility to include arts and performance

Cllr Cadbury added: “This year shoppers will have a new world food market and these new plans, we hope, will make Hounslow a rival to anywhere west of Soho Square.”

The consultation will run from the beginning of May to the beginning of June.

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