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Tall towers planned for 900 homes Acton development on TfL site by Bollo Lane

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed property developer Barratt London as its joint venture partner for delivering up to 900 new homes on its site by Bollo Lane in Acton.

Images released by TfL, show the development to have buildings 20 or more storeys high.

A Tfl spokesperson told EALING.NEWS: “The initial scheme will be delivered across 9 blocks, ranging between 4 to 25 storeys in height.”

The site by Bollo Lane received planning permission from Ealing Council in January 2021 for the new homes with 50% of them to be offered as affordable housing.  As well as new homes, the area will be redeveloped to feature public space with green areas as well as commercial space to be used by local businesses.

 

In three phases the site will be developed starting with 195 build to rent homes, followed by a second phase of around 450 homes and then a third phase of around 250 homes.

TfL said some initial work has been undertaken and they expect the first phase to be complete in 2026.  A spokesperson told EALING.NEWS: “Some initial enabling works have already been undertaken and main works are anticipated to start on site with the partner in place in winter 2023.  We expect the first phase to be completed by 2026 and all phases could potentially be completed by 2030.”

Future plans from the partnership in Ealing could see land in North Acton also used which could see a new facility for the London Transport Museum together as well as 800 homes being developed.

Tom Copley, deputy mayor for housing said: “This new development in Acton will provide affordable housing for hundreds of families and is a great example of how TfL land can be used to deliver much needed homes for Londoners. The new commercial space, as well as the green spaces and new walking and cycling areas will benefit not just the new residents but all those who live and work in the area.”

Jonathan Cornelius, head of property development at TfL said: “We are excited to have appointed Barratt London as our partner to deliver our scheme by Bollo Lane in Acton, with the potential to bring forward other sites in west London in the future. This partnership will also help generate vital additional revenue, which will be reinvested into the transport network and help fund a safe, green and reliable public transport network.”

Gary Ennis, regional managing director of Barratt London & Southern Regions said: “There are exciting regeneration plans in and around Bollo Lane that will see the creation of new public spaces as well as new commercial opportunities for local businesses in West London.

Mr Ennis added: “The regeneration of this site will be an exciting addition to South Acton and will bring much needed new homes to the area, with 50 per cent affordable housing. Its positive impact will be felt in Acton and Ealing with the delivery of jobs and homes for local residents, as well as enabling access to open space for the wider community and those that visit the area.”

Neil Reynolds, chair of Ealing Green Party told EALING.NEWS: “The use of a brownfield site for housing by TFL is welcome. The details are of course important, as often the definition of affordable homes relates to an already unaffordable private rental market.”

Mr Reynolds added: “There is a housing crisis, and the Green Party supports the use of brownfield sites in particular to deal with this. Ealing Council needs to tread carefully here, they seemingly are constantly pushing the envelope of what is acceptable with height. 25 storeys seems excessive.”

Prior to the joint partnership, TfL produced a video of its plans in February 2021.

 

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