Acton Gardens Reaches Out for New Homes
The London Borough of Ealing has granted planning permission for the £579 million regeneration scheme in Acton Gardens that will build thousands of homes and pave the way for new jobs in the trades.
The regeneration of Ealing’s largest housing estate will develop an urban village with around 2,500 homes, half of which will be affordable, as well as tree-lined streets, parks, communal gardens, offices and retail space.
The developer, Acton Gardens LLP, is a joint venture between Countryside Properties and social housing landlord L&Q. It has established Acton Gardens Community Board in conjunction with local residents and stakeholders, to help manage the 15-year regeneration programme.
The new homes will be built to achieve a minimum Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 offering low heating, power and water consumption. Non-domestic buildings are aspiring to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’.
David Montague, Chief Executive of L&Q, 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. The ground-breaking ‘Future Climate’ work at Acton Gardens will aid us in all our future projects.”
Currently there are 167 dwellings at Acton Gardens which are under construction with first completions expected in January 2013.
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Posted on September 14, 2012, in Affordable housing, Building Construction Industry, Building Engineering Sector, Business, Climate Change, Construction, construction jobs, construction news, Employment, Energy Efficiency, Government, Heath and Safety, Housing Scheme, Infrastructure, Politics, Property maintenance busines, t4ts, Technology, Trades, train4tradeskills, Train4TradeSkills News, UK Economy and tagged Acton, Acton Gardens Community Board, Aston Gardens, £579 million regeneration scheme, building construction industry, Building new homes, Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, Countryside Properties, Ealing, employment opportunities, England, Facebook, London, London Borough of Ealing, new jobs, Planning permission, Sustainable development, t4ts news, The London Borough of Ealing, Trade news, trades, Train4TradeSkillNews, train4tradeskills, Twitter. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.