Homes planned for Acton estate

Fri 13 December 2019, 12:25 pm

Plans to create almost 1,000 new homes at an Acton estate due to be built close to a new Crossrail station have been given the green light.

Housing association Catalyst and developer Mount Anvil have been given planning permission by Ealing Council for the highly-anticipated redevelopment of the Friary Park estate.

The decision was hailed as a “huge step forward”, with a promise that 45% of the 990 new homes will be affordable housing. This will include 237 social rent homes and 28 London Affordable rent homes.

Current residents of the estate have been involved in the regeneration project, and will be given the chance to move to one of the new homes when the scheme is completed.

The estate is just a short walk from the new Acton Central Crossrail station, offering a swift route into central London. The plans also include more green space, play trails, a new multi-use games area, a community centre, and homes with private balconies and terraces.

Philip Jenkins, group development director at Catalyst, said the project has been in the works since 2014 and they are “eager and now ready to bring forward a new estate that the whole community can live in, play in, and enjoy for years to come.”

Marcus Bate, investment director at Mount Anvil, added: “Securing resolution to grant planning permission for Friary Park is a huge step forward for the partnership and residents on the estate. Together we’ll be creating an outstanding place where people can thrive – better homes for the residents, much needed new homes of all tenures for Ealing and new public green spaces and amenities for all to enjoy.”

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