Over £2 Million of S106 Contributions Allocated

Projects in Brentford and Syon get funding


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A number of projects in the Brentford and Syon areas are to receive funding from S106 contributions accumulated by the Council.

S106 contributions are made by developers to mitigate the adverse impacts of development. Hounslow Council currently holds over £13,000,000 of unallocated monies.

February saw the agreement of the next round of spending of S106 funds with the two previous years seeing about £29,000,000 allocated.

Last year saw an invitation to local communities to suggest projects to be funded by S106. This resulted in a community wishlist which was matched to existing S106 agreements, which can be quite prescriptive.

You can download the full list of agreed projects which includes proposer and contact person (Appendix 1) as well as the community wishlist (Appendix 2) for the whole of the borough at the Single Member Decision.

Allocations to Brentford

Project Comments Allocation
St Paul's Recreation Ground - refurbishment of
1) Victorian water fountain
2) original Victorian railings
Funding identified for the water fountain Item 2) refurbishment of the Victorian railings is not viable
Local resident and prominent historian Janet McNamara has requested that we seek funding for the restoration of the Brentford Monument outside the Crown Court.
The monument was broken in two and very poorly repaired when it was moved on a previous occasion. In addition, work is needed on the inscriptions, which originally were painted to make them easy to read. The paint has worn off and they are now practically illegible. Initiative includes public realm improvements around the monument.
Maintenance work at Brentford library  
Brentford Library Garden design and delivery costs For progression in 2017/18

Brentford Library environs:

• The trees be inspected and those damaging the tarmac surface removed;
• The tarmac surface re-surface
• All but disabled parking stopped (there is pay and display available nearby) and that is limited to two bays, and enforced.
• The two yew trees outside the library removed
• The grass area especially the verges repaired.
• The lighting repaired and an external power socket installed.

Included as part of annual infrastructure survey and will
be responded to in the annual maintenance
programme. There is a request to look at the potential of pick up and drop off bays at the library as part of the survey.
Great West Corridor Transport Improvements include the development of new strategic rail links. For example, Brentford to Southall Shuttle Service options development For progression in 2017/18
TfL for pedestrian crossing & environmental improvements on Great West Road For progression in 2017/18

Allocations to Syon:

Project Comments Allocation
Augustus Close where there are real problems with pathways etc. for disabled This area is currently designed and ready for consultation in 2017
Car club promotion in the vicinity of the development or nearest alternative (Brentford and Syon) For progression in 2017/18
Upgrade the existing sport facilities at Brent Lea with a functional MUGA, tennis and
basketball courts
Phase 1 will focus on upgrading exisiting facilities and encouraging community use. Works will include improving the pathways, landscaping and tackle the graffitti on the listed walls. Further feasibility would be carried out particularly relating to a possible football pitch, goal posts and assess
maintenance costs
Installation of community Pochahontas plaque at the outer wall surrounding Syon Park
on London Road
£5,000 has been set aside from the Community Program clause (scheme 352 G77 clause 6)


March 3, 2017

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