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Regeneration plans reach the next step

Mon 27th January 2020, 9:53 am

A development agreement has been signed between housing firm Rydon and Ealing Council to deliver a 116m regeneration programme at a west London estate.

Ealing Council ran a ballot about the redevelopment of the High Lane Estate in Hanwell, West Ealing, in 2018 with 91% of residents backing Rydon’s masterplan for the scheme. 

Under the plans, the current housing blocks will be replaced with 504 mixed-tenure energy-efficient family homes, including 48% to be affordable homes. Work will take place over three phases, with a planning application aimed to be put in by spring 2020 and an anticipated construction start date in 2021.

The council first appointed Rydon as its preferred development partner for the estate’s regeneration in 2017, which led to a series of consultation events with residents to explore the plans.

There will be an emphasis on improving community facilities, including a new shop, indoor and outdoor community spaces, allotments and a new play area for children. The environment and energy savings have also been central to the design, with new technology utilised in a communal district heating system, and electric vehicles charging systems in 20% of the parking spaces. 

Infrastructure in the area has influenced the design plans at High Lane, considering the arrival of Crossrail in Hanwell helping to improve connectivity to central London and beyond. 

High Lane is the second housing regeneration scheme Rydon has secured with Ealing. The nearby Green Man Lane regeneration is a £166m project to provide a new neighbourhood with the potential of up to 900 new homes, community facilities and landscaped spaces, scheduled to be completed in 2024.

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