Approval for 579m South Acton masterplan

Fri 14 September 2012, 3:06 pm

Countryside Properties and housing association L&Q have been granted outline planning permission for plans to regenerate Ealing's largest housing estate, creating an urban village of some 2,500 homes.

Acton Gardens: plans approved by Ealing Council

The Acton Gardens masterplan, for the South Acton Estate, involves “reconnecting” the current 1950s, 60s and 70s homes to the wider neighbourhood through the creation of an urban village with “traditional tree-lined streets”.

Ealing Council has also given detailed planning permission for a further 106 new homes as part of the regeneration, while the 167-home first phase of the scheme is due to see its first completions early next year.

L&Q chief executive David Montague said this month’s master plan decision was “a crucial milestone” for the transformation of South Acton.

“The consultation process with residents and local and regional stakeholders involved numerous public exhibitions, workshops with community groups and over 600 face to face interviews with residents,” he said.

“The results of this process can be seen in the quality of the design proposals which are very focused on delivering the aspirations of local people.”

Mr Montague said that in addition to a range of green initiatives, Acton Gardens would also use TSB funding to develop an evidence-based design response to maintaining long term comfort in homes for a range of future climate scenarios and to evolve an integrated approach to green infrastructure and water sensitive urban design.

“The ground-breaking ‘Future Climate’ work at Acton Gardens will aid us in all our future projects,” he said.

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