Hounslow Council takes concerted action to control development in the borough

Hounslow Council is implementing three key initiatives to help ensure that development in the borough is appropriate.

Published: Wednesday, 13th December 2017

Image of a building working on site.

At a Cabinet meeting last night [Tuesday 12 December], guidelines for people wishing to make extensions and alterations to homes were agreed, and requirements introduced for organisations seeking to change the use of light industrial and office land/buildings to submit planning applications.

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “As the population of the borough grows, an increasing number of house extensions are taking place. The new guidelines will help ensure these are done appropriately and to a high quality.

“At the same time, the borough needs work space as the local economy continues to grow, but faces pressure from property owners trying to convert it to residential use. By removing permitted development rights, we can ensure such change requires proper consideration of a planning application.”