Transport for London’s latest tranche of small sites has four opportunities in West London.
The sites are in the “Small Sites Small Builders” programe, and are being actively marketed now.
Brentmead Place, in Barnet, is a vacant 0.09 acre plot on the North Circular between detached houses, available freehold and, say TfL, ideal for a self-build or small high quality development. Plans have been submitted.
This site is on the North Circular Road in Brent Cross, 0.1 miles North West of Brent Cross Underground Station (Northern Line), and 0.7 miles south west of Junction 1 of the M1.
The surrounding area is mainly residential, with a number of schools, and Brent Cross Shopping Centre nearby. The site is between two detached bungalows on Brentmead Place.
The site is a vacant rectangular infill plot of concrete hardstanding and vegetation secured by wooden hoardings. The River Brent lies to the rear of the site. There is a pavement and public highway at the front of the site, along the North Circular dual carriageway.
North Ealing Station Car Park is available on a 250-year lease, subject to planning. Proposals require a minimum of 50% affordable housing. The site extends to approximately 0.37 acres (0.15 ha). Vehicular access in and out of the site is currently via Station Road, to the south west of the site.
The south eastern boundary of the site runs parallel to North Ealing’s railway line (Piccadilly service), while the rear gardens of residential properties along Boileau Road abut the north western boundary of the site. Directly to the South of the site is a two-storey electricity substation and beyond is North Ealing Station.
The site currently operated by NCP as the Station car park and comprises approximately 50 parking spaces. This agreement can be terminated with 3 months written notice from TfL and accordingly bidders can assume vacant possession upon completion.
The surrounding area is predominantly residential, with a small local centre and retail parades located on both the corner of Station Road and Boileau Road and along Queen’s Drive.
Ealing Common is situated 0.5 miles to the south providing 47 acres of open space. Ealing Broadway is located approximately 0.8 miles south west of the site, offering a range of shops and restaurants. Ealing Broadway station is undergoing major improvements as part of the plans to introduce Crossrail’s Elizabeth line, which is due to open by December 2019 and will provide direct access into Central London (Bond Street) in 11 minutes.
Site 13 at Western Avenue, East Acton, is a rectangular site situated on the Westway comprising of vegetation and hardscaping, available freehold.
The site extends to approximately 0.24 acres (0.1 ha). It primarily comprises vegetated green space, with a small portion of hard standing to the east which leads to a pedestrian access point directly adjoining a vehicular entrance to the adjacent Homebase superstore. A 4-storey flatted development sits directly to the south of the site (Glendun Court).
The site is located within 0.3 miles (7-minute walk) south west of East Acton Underground Station, which is served by the Central Line. Acton Central Station is 0.7 miles (circa 15-minute walk) to the south west of the site, which is served by London Overground and Acton Mainline Railway Station is 0.8 miles to the north west (circa 15-minute walk).
Chiswick High Road, ia a rectangular corner site comprising of open space and mature trees, available freehold. The site extends to approximately 0.21 acres (0.08 ha). The site encompasses a public footpath and several mature trees (not subject to TPOs).
Chiswick Roundabout and Chiswick High Road border the site to the northern and eastern boundaries, whilst Clarence Road abuts the site to the west. Immediately to the south is a 3-storey semidetached property (1A Clarence Road).
The site is located just 0.2 miles to the north east of Kew Bridge Train station which is served by South Western Railway and provides direct access into Waterloo in approximately 30 minutes. Gunnersbury station is located 0.5 miles to the east of the site and is served by both London Overground and the District Line. Chiswick High Road also provides regular bus routes to Richmond, Ealing and Central London.
Proposals for all sites should be submitted by 24 May 2019.