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TP Bennett’s Acton housing scheme gets council go-ahead

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TP Bennett has received the initial go-ahead for a 333-home housing scheme in Acton, west London

Ealing Council said it was resolved to grant planning permission to the practice’s Western Circus scheme for Barratt London, subject to mayoral approval and the signing of a section 106 agreement.

As well as 333 new homes, 114 of which will be affordable, the 0.95ha development will provide a 2,000m² convenience supermarket and a café. 

The scheme, on the site of a former Homebase at Savoy Circle, comprises a four to six storey building along the edge of Western Avenue (A40), punctuated by three taller elements gradually increasing in height from 8 to 16 storeys towards the junction of Old Oak Road. 

TP Bennett principal director Chris Wieszczycki said: ‘This project explores building height and density to maximise the number of new homes to be delivered on a centrally located, well-connected site. Architects, developers and planning authorities need to embrace this approach if the ambition to meet the acute need for new homes, set by the emerging New London Plan is to be fulfilled.’

Barratt London regional land and development director Matt Calladine added: ‘We are delighted with Ealing Borough Council’s resolution to grant planning permission for Western Circus in Acton and are particularly pleased to be able to deliver 114 much-needed affordable homes for the borough, which have been agreed with Ealing specifically to meet the needs of their residents.’

Subject to mayor approval and the signing of a S106 agreement, the project is expected to be on site in the autumn.

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