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Visualisation of the new Tesco store on the Homebase site
Visualisation of the new Tesco store on the Homebase site


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Hounslow Council’s planning committee is set to make a decision on the redevelopment of the Tesco & Homebase sites near Gillette Corner later this month.

The fifteen councillors on the committee are set to meet virtually on Thursday 8 April, starting at 5pm.

There are 1670 housing units proposed for the current Tesco site, a Tesco store and 480 units on the Homebase site. Buildings of over 17-storeys will tower above the predominantly two storey residential buildings in the vicinity. There are concerns that the schemes are not compliant with the Local Plan and the London Plan.

It is understood that the officer’s report will recommend approval of the scheme to the committee.

The Osterley & Wyke Green Residents’ Association (OWGRA) have sent out a printed newsletter to all households in the area to raise awareness of the looming decision.

It is opposing the scheme and says, “We maintain our belief that smaller schemes, at much lower height and density (maximum of 6 storeys), would be an appropriate solution, but it is essential that they must be preceded by completing all transport and roads infrastructure necessary to fully support them.

“The OWGRA Tesco/Homebase Residents’ Action Group has been working very hard on behalf of the local community for the last 18 months to try to stop these monstrosities being built in this part of suburban London.”

The documents relating to the application have been published on the OWGRA web site to make them easier to access than they currently are on the council’s site.

The reference numbers for the applications are Homebase site P/2020/3099, Tesco site P/2020/3100.

You can access the Design and Access Statement for the Homebase site here and the same document for the Tesco site which the developer has named Osterley Place here. Both documents, while containing a significant number of CGI visualisations of how the developments might look have few which give any impression of how their scale might look in context.


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April 2, 2021

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