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.