Hounslow’s ward boundaries are set to change, following the publication of the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s final recommendations
Published: Tuesday, 29th October 2019
Hounslow’s ward boundaries are set to change, following the publication of the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for the borough.
The final recommendations follow two rounds of public consultation and means that there will be changes to all of the current council wards in Hounslow.
The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Hounslow should be represented by 62 councillors in the future, two more than the current arrangement. The recommendations also propose eighteen three-councillor wards and four two-councillor wards.
Following local feedback from the consultations, changes have been made to some of the proposals published in June.
- In Chiswick, the whole Capital Interchange Way development will be part of the Chiswick Riverside ward rather than a Brentford ward as previously proposed. Other changes include the inclusion of Kensington Cemetery and surrounding roads in Chiswick Gunnersbury ward and amendments to the boundary between Chiswick Riverside and Chiswick Homefields wards.
- In the Heston and Cranford area, the Commission listened to local views and included the Brabazon Estate in the Heston West ward.
- In Feltham and Hanworth, the Tudor Estate, Wigley Road Estate and surrounding area will be part of the Hanworth Park ward rather than Hanworth ward which it has renamed Hanworth Village ward.
The Commission has made further minor amendments, including changes to the proposed names of several wards. The changes, and the full recommendations, are available on the Commission’s website: www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/greater-london/greater-london/hounslow.
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said:
“I would like to thank the Local Government Boundary Commission for England for their work and especially, the community groups and residents who responded to the consultations. I’m pleased to note that the Boundary Commission’s proposals are to increase the number of councillors from 60 to 62. There were clearly some imbalances in the Borough of Hounslow due to the rapid increase in population which is also predicted to increase between now and 2022, when these changes will come into effect.”
Cllr Pritam Grewal, Cabinet Member of Customer Services & Corporate Performance, added:
“The Local Boundary Commission has taken on board many of the comments made by councillors, residents, and businesses. I would also like to thank council officers who have worked diligently to support the work of the Commission.”
A draft Order – the legal document which brings into force the Commission’s recommendations – will be laid in Parliament in the coming months. Once this is done, the new electoral arrangements will come into force at the council elections in 2022.