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400 Brentford Homes Given The Go Ahead

by Paul Addison on September 11, 2018 No comments

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has approved a development for 400 homes in Brentford, 50% of which will be affordable housing.

The development is set to be built on a former Citroën car dealership.

In February the scheme was refused by Hounslow Council, however Khan called the scheme in.

Khan negotiated the 50% affordable housing, which is an increase from 40% affordable.

If construction has not begun within two years of the date of approval, it will be vulnerable to a review mechanism that leads to the developer having to provide more affordable homes.

Khan said:

“This scheme shows how we can unlock the potential of an underused site to build more of the genuinely affordable homes Londoners so urgently need.

I have carefully considered the impacts of these plans – particularly the effect on historic buildings in nearby Kew Gardens – and have concluded that the benefit of delivering more than 400 homes, including 218 genuinely affordable homes, justifies granting permission.”

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