Ealing Council are due to decide this week (21st March) on plans to demolish the Homebase store in Acton and build 333 homes in blocks up to 16-storeys high.
I’d previously covered early plans for the scheme here. The number of planned homes has been revised down slightly from 350 to 333.
Barratt Homes are behind the scheme named Western Circus. The architects is TP Bennett LLP.
After initial discussion with Ealing Council the developers have increased retail space and particularly space for supermarkets.
The plan is for a car-free development (excluding the disabled) which is in line with many in London given the sharp increase in population. Reducing car use is essential in reducing congestion as the population rises towards 10 million.
The number of so-called “affordable” homes is 35%.
Opposite this development is another new block under construction. It’s pretty handsome and named Savoy Circus.
The nearest tube station will be East Acton. Though the Central Line is currently extremely bus it is expected that the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) will alleviate pressures from 2019.
The planning reference is 178944FUL