Drop In Session Today for the Golden Mile

Public meeting to update residents before formal consultation

Artistic impression
Artistic impression of Great West Road


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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. As part of this process, Hounslow Council wants to know what residents think about the proposals prepared for the borough’s Local Plan reviews before they are formally consulted on this Spring.

Drop in sessions will take place on Thursday 24th January at Brentford Free Church, between 3-8pm. They are an opportunity to find out how previous feedback has been incorporated and to have one last say before the formal consultation.

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:

  • West London Orbital Overground rail extension to Hounslow including new station at Lionel Road in the Great West Corridor
  • Reinvigorate the Golden Mile as a 21st century business hub
  • Encourage sustainable travel, reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality
  • Create a walkable place with access to good public transport - a new West London Orbital Link station at Lionel Road in the east of the corridor and a new Golden Mile (Brentford) station in the West, which links to Southall Crossrail Station
  • Create more mixed-use developments, integrating homes and businesses to provide 7,500 new homes and 14,000 new jobs
  • Improve the environment through better integration of areas and creating good quality walking and cycling routes
  • Connect the northern and southern areas to encourage use of open space and improved accessibility to rail stations and Brentford Town Centre
  • Celebrate the area’s heritage by preserving its identity whilst creating a distinctive arrival experience and journey along the M4 and A4

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.

Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of the Council, said:

“To ensure the best for the borough and our residents in the future, we need to do the planning now, and that’s what the Local Plan reviews are all about.

“As a council, we have a vision for Hounslow, and the workshops in January are an opportunity to make sure that the Local Plan incorporates what residents across the borough also want to see.

“Our draft Local Plan covers 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.

“With formal consultation due to take place next Spring on the Draft Local Plan reviews before it is adopted, these workshops are the last chance to have your say on the future shape of the borough, and I hope that as many of you as possible will try to attend or give us your views.”


September 11, 2019

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