Local Plan reviews: help us to shape the borough for the future

After extensive community engagement over the past 18 months, the council has prepared Local Plan reviews for the Great West Corridor and West of Borough and is seeking views.

Published: Wednesday, 28th August 2019

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After extensive community engagement over the past 18 months, the council has prepared Local Plan reviews for the Great West Corridor and West of Borough and is seeking views from residents and businesses. 

The final draft plans, which cover the Great West Corridor, West of Borough and other boroughwide sites, have been compiled with input from residents. The blueprint reflects a shared vision for a brighter future for Hounslow, which will transform ‘Opportunity Areas’ and deliver sufficient homes, schools, health provision, jobs, transport infrastructure and green spaces for the future creating a great place to live, run a business or work in. 

Some changes to the plans were made after the engagement events, and the final version of the Local Plans for the two areas are now out for consultation before they are sent to the Secretary of State for examination and subsequent adoption.

The consultation will run until midnight on 24 September 2019, with a range of consultation events and workshops taking place so residents across the borough can tell the council if each area has the right mix of amenities.

Drop in sessions and workshops will take place in Feltham and Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, where visitors can speak to Hounslow officers and find out more about the draft Local Plan reviews.

West of Borough Local Plan Review Drop in Session and Workshop

Monday 9 September

The Hub Feltham Library, The Centre, Feltham, TW13 4GU

Drop in: 3pm to 7.30pm

Workshop: 6pm to 7.30

Great West Corridor Local Plan Review Drop in Session and Workshop

Wednesday 11 September

Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, Commerce Rd, London TW8 8GA

Drop in Session: 3pm to 7.30pm

Workshop: 6pm to 7.30pm

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “The Local Plan is effectively a blueprint for the borough’s future, covering everything, from more much-needed housing so families can continue to live locally, to more schools and health provision to meet the needs of growing communities. It also seeks to create more employment opportunities, and the infrastructure to underpin all the potential development, from more roads to parks and open spaces.

“The engagement events earlier this year helped us to finalise the proposals, and this consultation exercise is the last chance for residents to tell us what they think of the plans before they are formally adopted.

“Yes, it’s a planning process, but one that will impact on the lives of everyone in the borough, whether you live or work here, so I hope that as many of you as possible will have a look at the proposals and give us any feedback.  By planning for the future now, we can work towards a better borough for everyone.”

Find out more by following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/localplanreviews for full details of the proposals

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