Drop-In Session Today for the Great West Corridor

Public meeting as part of formal consultation

Great West Corridor
Great West Corridor area is more than just the A4


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In order to ensure that there are sufficient homes, schools, health provision, jobs, transport infrastructure and green spaces for the future, councils must plan for these services now.

Hounslow council has prepared Local Plan reviews for the Great West Corridor and West of Borough and is seeking views from residents and businesses.  The Local Plan will set out the Council's vision and opportunities for good growth over the next 15 years and will seek to deliver:

  • At least 7,500 new homes and 17,600 new jobs in Great West Corridor
  • West London Orbital Overground rail extension to Hounslow including new station at Lionel Road in the Great West Corridor
  • New Golden Mile station- passenger shuttle service from Great West Corridor to the Crossrail line at Southall.
  • At least 10,300 new homes and 13,000 new jobs in West of Borough
  • A new Southern Rail Access station with bus interchange at Bedfont
  • Community infrastructure alongside development growth to help meet our emerging 21,820 -10 year borough wide housing target

Vision for Brentford East
The Vision for Brentford East

The Great West Corridor stretches from Syon Lane to Power Road, boundaried on the south by the Syon Lane-Brentford-Kew Bridge railway line and by the borough boundary to the north (excluding Boston Manor Park).

It includes some small residential roads like Orchard Road and Layton Road.

Further information and the full documentation can be viewed and downloaded here.

Some changes to the plans were made after the engagement events, and the final version of the Local Plans for the two areas are now out for consultation before they are sent to the Secretary of State for examination and subsequent adoption. 

The consultation will run until midnight on 24 September 2019, with a range of consultation events and workshops taking place so residents across the borough can tell the council if each area has the right mix of amenities. Draft responses to this consultation from Brentford Community Council and Brentford Voice are available here.

Drop in sessions and workshops will take place in the Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, where visitors can speak to Hounslow officers and find out more about the draft Local Plan reviews. 

Great West Corridor Local Plan Review Drop in Session and Workshop

Wednesday 11 September

Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, Commerce Rd, London TW8 8GA

Drop in Session: 3pm to 7.30pm

Workshop: 6pm to 7.30pm 

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “The Local Plan is effectively a blueprint for the borough’s future, covering everything, from more much-needed housing so families can continue to live locally, to more schools and health provision to meet the needs of growing communities. It also seeks to create more employment opportunities, and the infrastructure to underpin all the potential development, from more roads to parks and open spaces.

“The engagement events earlier this year helped us to finalise the proposals, and this consultation exercise is the last chance for residents to tell us what they think of the plans before they are formally adopted. 

“Yes, it’s a planning process, but one that will impact on the lives of everyone in the borough, whether you live or work here, so I hope that as many of you as possible will have a look at the proposals and give us any feedback.  By planning for the future now, we can work towards a better borough for everyone.” 

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September 11, 2019

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