Blueprint for Brentford Adopted

Over 2,000 new homes planned by 2018

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A blueprint for Brentford, outlining the council’s vision for the area has been formally adopted. Members gave the thumbs up for the Brentford Area Action Plan (BAAP) at a meeting of the Borough Council last month (Tuesday 27 January).

The BAAP will have a major influence on new development, and affect everyone who lives, works or simply visits the area. The plan took more than four years to develop involving hundreds of people in the consultation process.

Hounslow’s Lead Member for Environment and Planning, Cllr Barbara Reid, said:

“The Brentford Area Action Plan shows how we want to see this part of the borough revitalised, and sets out our vision for the future of Brentford, over the next ten years.

“The plan shows ideas for the continued rejuvenation of the Brentford area specifically the town centre, the Great West Road, Brentford’s river and canal network, as well as proposals for development sites.

“It also has policies on key local issues including, urban design, sustainable transport and the provision of large-scale arts, cultural, entertainment and leisure facilities.”

As a result of the plan’s adoption, the Council expects developers to take on board the community’s views when submitting plans for the Brentford area.

A Vision for Brentford
The Brentford Area Action Plan goes into substantial detail on:-

- provision for the delivery of 2,100 additional homes by 2018 with a target of 50% affordable housing
- commercial development includes approximately 95,000m2 of office floorspace and 100,000m2 (net) of retail, hotels and other leisure floorspace
- local service provision, including education and health facilities, and the need for additional local open space, has been assessed
- an additional three forms of entry are required at primary school level
- the long-term need for additional secondary school provision in the East of the Borough will be delivered through the Core Strategy
- provision of new public open spaces within corresponding development sites
- specific improvements to local transport

February 13, 2009