Cloister Corner Towers To Rise To 17 Storeys
Barratt reveals details of plans for development near Horn Lane
The buildings planned for the undeveloped site on the corner of Horn Lane and the A40 will reach up to 17 storeys high.
Details of the proposals were finally revealed by Barratt London in consultation events that were held earlier this month. The scheme will have nine blocks in the development which will contain 290 flats with the two tallest towers reaching 17 and 15 storeys
The developer says in material issued as part of the consultation, “We understand the challenges taller buildings can bring, and Allies & Morrison are using their experience to create a sensitive and considerate approach for Cloister Corner, while delivering the homes that Ealing needs. The taller buildings will be much more slender compared to the existing consent. The taller buildings will also be located along the A40, with much lower buildings nearer to Cloister Road, Cecil Road and Park View.”
Two previous planning applications have been approved for the site in 2015 and 2018 with the latter being for 149 homes in building reaching up to nine storeys high. The developer argues that the near doubling of the number of flats in the new scheme will help meet the demand for housing in the area.
The current proposal takes out the underground parking that was in the previous plan meaning that there will be no parking for residents other than a few disabled spaces. There will also be a public route for pedestrians and cyclist through the development from North Acton Playing Fields which will mean it will be possible to walk directly to North Acton station. The developer says that the access from the development would allow a footbridge to be built across the A40 although this bridge is not part of the proposal.
The Cloister Corner site is bound by the A40 to the north east and by Park View, Cloister Road and Cecil Road to the south-west. It forms part of the ‘A40 Corridor’ within the London Borough of Ealing’s Local Plan. The developer says that this means that the council considers this as a place that can support a significant number of new homes because of its proximity to both North Acton station and Acton Main Line station, which will soon see the arrival of the Elizabeth Line.
Barratt developed the Western Circus scheme nearby and says that construction is almost complete with 80% of the 364 units already sold.
35% of the habitable rooms in the 290 units in the Cloister Corner development will be classed as affordable . They will include a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments.
The developer says it will review feedback to the consultation in April and then submit a planning application to Ealing Council in May. It hopes this will come before an Ealing Council planning committee in the Autumn which would allow construction work at the site to begin early in 2023.
April 7, 2022