Layton Road to Host Floreat School

Proposed mixed use development on car park and Suzuki


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A new permanent site for Floreat Brentford Primary School, a two form entry Free School has been agreed, and it's not on green land.

Hounslow Council, Floreat Education Academies Trust, the Education Funding Authority (EFA) and Hodson Developments have agreed on a new permanent site.

The new site covers includes the Layton Road car park, Suzuki Garage and Transteel Electrical Ltd.

Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of the Council will make the single member decision on 26 April about a mixed use scheme which will include the permanent site for Floreat Brentford Primary School as well as residential developments. The report will be published on the council’s website a week before the decision on 19 April.

The freehold of the car park site is owned by the London Borough of Hounslow with the Suzuki Garage and Transteel Electrical Limited owned and controlled by Hodson Developments.

A formal planning application is anticipated to be submitted by the summer.

The site is located a short walk from the current temporary site for the school in the Great West Quarter development. The permanent school will be ready for the 2018/19 academic year, with the temporary site remaining at Trico House until then.

Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, Hounslow Council said he was pleased a way forward appeared to have been found, he said:

“We’re determined to make sure every child in the borough receives the best education possible, and like most London boroughs we have a rapidly growing school-age population and an ever increasing pressure on school places. I’m delighted that by working together we have been able to propose a viable new site.”

Commenting on the news, FEAT CEO Janet Hilary said:
“We are very excited that Hounslow Borough Council has been able to secure us such a perfect site that places us in the heart of the Brentford community. We hope that Floreat Brentford continues to thrive in its new location.”

Headteacher Aisling McKeever added:
“I am thrilled that we have found such a superb location for our new school and that we can continue the great work we are doing. We look forward to welcoming new children, and will ensure that they flourish”.

Jo Russell, of Friends of Brent Lea rec commented "We are very pleased that a site has been found for Floreat Free School to build their permanent home.
Although we were assured that Brent Lea was not an option, it is nevertheless a very welcome piece of news"

Layton Road car park does not feature in Hounslow's local plan at all. have asked Hounslow for further details.

April 5, 2016

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