More Details Emerge of Planned Layton Road Development
Three residential tower blocks to be built along side new school
More details have emerged of developer’s plans for a major mixed-used project in Layton Road which will include a new school.
The current design includes a new permanent site for the Floreat Brentford Primary School which will be a 420 place Free School. In September 2015, the school opened in temporary accommodation at Trico House. Hodson Developments have been in discussions with the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to secure a permanent home for the Floreat Brentford, a few minutes’ walk from the temporary site, whilst bringing forward a residential development.
The school had planned to open in a temporary building on Brent Lea Recreation Ground last year but the move was blocked due to objections to building on open space.
The northern boundary of the site is formed by Layton Road, a terraced residential street. The site is currently occupied by a car showroom, warehouse/office buildings and associated car parking.
The outline drawings released by the developer appear to show the school next to the residential section of the development comprising of three towers gradually rising in height towards Ealing Road. There is no indication at this stage how many storeys high these buildings would be. The school building will be up to three storeys high and the residential section of the plan appears to be considerably higher.
Hodson’s Developments have not yet sought planning permission for the scheme. They say haven’t designed the new homes yet but published some images at a recent consultation exhibition which they said gave an idea of the general look and feel of the buildings.
They are currently engaged in pre-application discussions with officers at Hounslow Council and will be formally submitting a planning application in September 2016. The application will be submitted in the joint names of Hodson Developments and the Education Funding Agency. The Council will consult at that time and there will be the opportunity to submit formal comments.
Layout of scheme showing school on the left in lighter blue
They are hoping that they will be able to start work in January of next year if planning permission is granted. The aim is to have the school ready for an intake in September 2018 with the residential part of the project to be completed in 18 months.
Residents of Layton Road who visited the exhibition have expressed concerns about parking and over development in the area.
July 26, 2016