112 new homes coming to Chiswick near South Acton station

Plans for 112 homes were recently approved at an awkward site in Chiswick surrounded by rail lines. Developers Pocket Living are behind the plans.

The development is on Bollo Lane, and the closest station is actually South Acton London Overground station.

Slightly further away is Chiswick Park on the District and Picadilly lines.

Given the number of stations in the vicinity car parking is minimal. 18 spaces will be provided, along with space for 168 cycles.

How small can new flats become?

The buildings are a mix of 4, 8 and 12 storeys in height. Many of the flats appear to be very small. Pocket Living appear to be utilising the government scheme to sell for 80% of the “market” price.

However, they are smaller than many new homes so are the same extremely high cost per square metre.

And when one considers that new UK homes are already some of the smallest in the developed world, building 20% even smaller cannot be good for quality of life.

It reveals much about the extremely high cost of land and housing in the UK that this situation has come about. Continued government intervention to prop up land prices exacerbate the problem. 

Nearby developments

It’s one of a number of new developments in the area. To the north of the site is the Acton Gardens development which rises to 16 storeys.

This site covered the huge plans at Acton Gardens last November.

2,500 homes will be built there in total.

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