Controversial Homebase Development Gets Approval

Scheme will see 16-storey tower block built on site of former DIY store

GGI of what the redeveloped building may look like

Ealing Council’s planning committee have given the go ahead for a controversial development in Acton.

Barratt London’s redevelopment of the former site of the Sainsbury’s Homebase store will see 333 flats being built in a number of tower blocks the tallest of which will be 16-storeys high. The buildings will be next to the A40 near the junction with Old Oak Common Lane.

At a meeting on 21 March permission was given for the plan which will also include retail space at the ground floor level and a ‘community shop’.

Permission was granted on Wednesday (March 21) for the DIY superstore to be replaced with a 2,086sq-m food shop and 333 homes, in blocks ranging from three to 16 storeys.

114 of the flats will be classed as ‘affordable’ and the development will be ‘car free’ other than blue badge parking spaces.

The Mayor of London has also informally given his backing to the scheme which the officer’s report that was presented to the committee says meets Sadiq Khan’s affordable housing targets.

CGI of building from the A40

Local residents groups made objections to the scheme including over the height and massing of the development and the lack of parking plus the inadequate crossing facilities for pedestrians on the A40.

Site as it is currently

March 26, 2018