TfL submits plans for 900-home, 50% affordable scheme on west London site

Mayoral agency Transport for London (TfL) has submitted plans for a 900-home, 50 per cent affordable housing development on land it owns in west London.

TfL has lodged the hybrid application to redevelop and pedestrianise land along Bollo Lane in Acton with the London Borough of Ealing.

According to application documents, the proposed area, which is bounded by railway lines to the west, north and south, is an "underused brownfield site".

While the site is identified by Ealing Council as a locally significant industrial site (LSIS), the application documents state that the site plays a "limited role" in the wider function of the LSIS and that it is "much more appropriate for the site to come forward for mixed-use, residential-led development".

The application seeks detailed planning consent for the first two blocks and outline planning for the remainder of the scheme.

The plans include up to 900 new flats and family-sized homes - 50 per cent of which would be classed as affordable.

The documents say that phases one and two of the scheme would see the demolition of existing buildings to provide new retail and business space, and up to 200 new homes in a block up to 25 storeys.

There would also be a replacement train crew accommodation building, a footway to Bollo Lane, a relocated bus stop, open spaces and a continuous footway to improve pedestrian movement, connectivity and access to the site.

Phases three and four would see the further demolition of existing buildings for more businesses and up to 700 new homes in eight blocks of between eight storeys and 18 storeys.

According to TfL, the project is part of its wider strategy to develop property and generate revenue to improve the transport network.

TfL said that construction is expected to run from spring 2021 to spring 2030.

Ealing Council says it expects to make a decision on the application by September.

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