Boris backs Hanwell homes scheme

by Jim Dunton Thu 31 October 2013, 6:53 pm

The regeneration of Hanwell's Copley Close Estate - which will see the construction or refurbishment of more than 750 homes - has been signed off by London mayor Boris Johnson.

Johnson last week gave the Greater London Authority’s seal of approval to the £58 million development, which will see 205 new homes built and a full-scale refurbishment of more than 550 current properties.

Ealing Council had already approved the scheme, and will set up a company to act as developer and landlord for the properties.

The mixed-tenure development will see homes available as affordable housing for council tenants, as well as provide properties for private sale, shared ownership and affordable rent. New community space, shops, and public spaces will also be created.

Hitesh Tailor, the council’s housing lead, said the project was an exciting and innovative one that would hugely improve the current estate.

“Our vision is to transform Copley Close to create a mixed community of different tenure homes where people choose to live, in a safe and enjoyable environment that integrates well into its surroundings,” he said.

“By acting as the developer we are able to ensure that 65 per cent of homes are affordable.”

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