Developers Yield to Residents' Pressure
More parking places announced as planning meeting approaches
"Local hospitals are experiencing great difficulties in the recruitment and retention of staff. By training nurses in the area, and by providing affordable accommodation for them once they have qualified, we believe that this scheme will help to improve health services for local people. The scheme will also provide affordable accommodation for other essential public services workers - such as teachers and metropolitan police employees - who are currently being priced out of the area."
The scheme represents an effective use of a site that is currently used as a haulage yard and will boost employment in the area with the scheme bringing in an estimated 250 jobs.
The TVU spokesperson added: "We hope that this scheme will represent the first step for TVU in developing its presence in the borough. We are in the process of expansion and hope that we will have the chance to invest further in Hounslow".
In the wake of Brunel University's departure, Thames Valley University is bringing a new university presence to Hounslow.
1 March 2004
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