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23/08/2018

Khan gives green light to 400 Brentford homes

Words: Laura Edgar
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A development that will deliver 50 per cent affordable housing has been approved by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The plans will see 441 homes built on the site of a former Citroën car dealership in Brentford.

Of those, 218 have been designated as affordable, including both shared ownership for first-time buyers and homes based on social rent levels for households on low incomes.

Hounslow Council initially refused the application in February this year, but Khan decided to call the scheme in. He negotiated the affordable housing 50/50 split, and increase from 40 per cent affordable.

The approval is subject to a review mechanism that will see the developer have to provide more affordable homes if construction is not underway within two years of the date of approval.

Khan said: “This scheme shows how we can unlock the potential of an underused site to build more of the genuinely affordable homes Londoners so urgently need.

“I have carefully considered the impacts of these plans – particularly the effect on historic buildings in nearby Kew Gardens – and have concluded that the benefit of delivering more than 400 homes, including 218 genuinely affordable homes, justifies granting permission.”

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