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More than 1,000 affordable homes approved in Brent

Words: Laura Edgar
Northfields redevelopment, phase 1 / press release

Brent Council’s planning committee has approved an application to redevelop an industrial estate in Alperton, which includes 2,900 homes – 1,015 of which have been designated as affordable.

Property firm St George’s Developments will now redevelop Northfields Industrial Estate, which is just off the A406 North Circular Road.

Existing buildings will be demolished and replaced with new workspaces, retail premises, restaurants, a community centre, a health clinic, children’s nursery and public open space.

The Grand Union Canal side of the site will be developed first, with new homes and buildings ranging from one to eight storeys in height.

The rest of the site, which extends to Beresford Avenue and the River Brent, will be developed in later stages. The maximum height of building over here will be 25 storeys. Alperton and Stonebridge Park London Underground stations are within a 10-minute walk.

New bus routes will established under the plans, and pedestrian and cycle routes will be better lit.

Shama Tatler, cabinet member for regeneration, highways and planning at Brent Council, said: “It’s brilliant news for those looking to start up a business or those looking for work, not to mention it being fantastic news for those needing a place to live, with nearly 3,000 new homes to be built, over a thousand of which will be affordable.

“It’s a great scheme and one that through the extensive consultation work that the applicant has undertaken, is one that carries the support of local residents, businesses, politicians and now the council’s planning committee. I very much welcome the committee’s decision to grant approval to this scheme.”