|Green Light For South Acton Estate Regeneration|
Planning approval for massive redevelopment of local area
Plans to transform the South Acton Estate into 'Acton Gardens - one of the best locations in London' - have moved a step closer.
Ealing Council has approved the planning application for phase 2 of the estate's massive transformation. This will create nearly two and a half thousand new homes and will take around 15 years to complete.
The work will be done in 11 stages, the first new homes are currently being built on the site of former Kipling Tower (Acton Gardens’ Phase 1) they will be ready for occupation between February and September 2013. Residents from Conrad Tower, Meredith Tower, Grahame Tower, Caine House, Chesterton House, Galsworthy Court and Carroll Court will move into Phase 1.
Blackmore Tower has also been demolished and will be the site of Phase 2 of the redevelopment. Work here is likely to start later this year.
Residents who have lived in their property for at least 12 months, (and it is their only and principal home) will be offered £4,700 of Homeloss Compensation and a Disturbance Payment for removal costs, disconnection and reconnection of telephone, wireless, washing machine.
In total Acton Gardens will be creating 2,350 new homes, a community hub, new retail space, new links to the surrounding areas, green areas and parks.
L&Q chief executive David Montague said: ''Securing planning committee approval is a crucial milestone in the transformation of South Acton and we are extremely pleased to have been given the green light by our partners at the London Borough of Ealing.
“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. 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.''
19th September 2012