A look at plans for 40 flats in a housing block in Hanwell

Developers Elemento are progressing plans to build flats and houses at a former Peugeot garage on Uxbridge Road. The plans for numbers 144-156 have seen some opposition locally, with Crossrail’s arrival listed as a catalyst for an overly dense development.

Arguments in favour stress the dire need for homes in London and the proximity to Hanwell station, which will see Crossrail trains from 2019, and many local amenities which lessen the need for cars.

The plans foresee 40 homes on the site.

The planning application is 160673FUL and plans can be viewed by searching here.

The application states the development would contain:

  • 40 no. dwellings comprised of 3 x 1 bedroom, 35 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 3 bedroom; 
  • Two units of A1 commercial space comprising 367.82sqm² and 214.19 sqm²; 
  • Incorporating a level of affordable housing of 30% affordable housing – i.e. 12 no. units; 
  • 63 no. secure private cycle storage spaces; 
  • 16 no. public cycle parking spaces; 
  • 23 no. secure private car parking spaces, 2 of which comprise dedicated disabled parking bays; 
  • Areas for retail and residential refuse storage; 
  • A one way access point from Westminster Road and one way exit road; and 
  • A further one way exit road onto George Street.

Above is the main street elevation. The side elevation looks like this

The main colour scheme seems to be various shades of grey so it could appear pretty dreary, which isn’t good when it’s taller than neighbouring sites. There’s also a lot of dead frontage here.

The plans were submitted last October. It should go before Ealing Council’s planning committee soon.

7 thoughts on “A look at plans for 40 flats in a housing block in Hanwell

  • April 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm
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    Im all for affordable housing Where are the residents going to park when there is 40 flats and only 23 spaces??? This shouldn’t impact on residents who live nearby and have their parking. This isn’t fair on the current residents at all on this issue.

    Also the roads are already very busy so what measures are in place when there are more cars in the area i.e. roads. People need to get to work, appointment and others required travel?

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    • April 21, 2017 at 1:50 pm
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      There’s a lot of questions to be answered. I think the developers could be in for a rough ride at planning. On a wider level, few car parking spots will be the norm at most developments with an expectation residents will use Crossrail and car-shares (which would have to be provided), and residents having to sign agreements not to able to apply for parking permits. Surrounding areas would go 100% parking permit only.

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  • April 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm
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    1 When was I supposed to have been consulted?

    2 What are the forecast purchase prices and, given the acute crisis around affordable housing in London, who is the target (purchaser) audience?

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  • April 22, 2017 at 1:37 pm
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    Properties would probably come with a no vehicle policy . With the cpz coming to Hanwell having a car would be a no!!

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  • April 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm
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    There need to be more 3 bedroom flats. Otherwise families have to move as out if they have two children that happen to be of opposite sexes. Make more proper family-sized home units so that people can settle in one place for many years.

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  • January 28, 2018 at 1:55 pm
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    OLD HANWELL HAS ALREADY BEEN GIVEN PERMITS TO MAKE ONE SMALL HOUSE INTO 2 FLATS. SO
    THE AREA IS WELL POPULATED AND PARKING AND TRAFFIC IS A BIG PROBLEM WITH ST. MARKS SCHOOL AS WELL ADDING TO THE TRAFFIC.
    TO PUT ALL THESE NEW FLATS IN A RELATIVE SMALL SPACE WILL MAKE IT UNPLEASANT TO LIVE HERE.
    WHETHER THE EXISTING RESIDENTS PAY FOR PARKING OR NOT, THERE ARE JUST NO MORE SPACES TO BE HAD! THE ONLY SURE WAY IS THAT IT WILL BE PERMITTED TO PARK IN OUR FRONT GARDEN AND SO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A SPADE FOR WHICH YOU COULD THEN CHARGE US THE GOING RATE. THAT WOULD
    SOLVE ONE OF THE SMALL PROBLEMS MORE LESS. PEOPLE WITH MORE THAN 1 CAR PER HOUSEHOLD MIGHT HAVE TO THINK AGAIN.

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