514-home London scheme clears final hurdle

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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Developer Inland Homes’ plan for a 514-home scheme in Hillingdon, west London has gained final clearance in a legal ruling after three-arduous years in planning.

Derelict site to be built out with a series of brick mansion block buildings ranging from two to 11 storeys
Derelict site to be built out with a series of brick mansion block buildings ranging from two to 11 storeys

An application by the London Borough of Hillingdon to seek a judicial review of the Mayor of London’s decision to approve plans for the former Master Brewer site last year has been quashed by the High Court.

The dismissal of the judicial review challenge exhausts all options open to the loca council to halt the brownfield development plan in its tracks.

The plan to build over a dozen housing blocks on the former Master Brewer site in Hillingdon Gardens had been the subject of third-party requests to call in for determination by the housing secretary.

Hillingdon Master Brewer site

Hillingdon Master Brewer  scheme was master planned by JTP, while ColladoCollins was responsible for detailed design

The plans for Hillingdon Gardens will transform a derelict former commercial site, creating a residentially led, mixed-use neighbourhood, with a network of pedestrianised areas, public squares and green spaces.

Stephen Wicks, CEO of Inland Homes, said: “The former Master Brewer site is a brownfield site that has been vacant for 11 years and is exactly the type of scheme where we can make a meaningful contribution to housing delivery in a sustainable way.

 “We are very pleased that this scheme has cleared the final obstacle to its development.

“This consent has taken over three years to be validated and has been extremely difficult to achieve.

“It is very disappointing that it should be such a long and torturous process to develop on an allocated brownfield site in a highly sustainable location.

The project will deliver 35% genuinely affordable homes alongside significant contributions towards local infrastructure improvements and biodiversity.

The project will deliver 35% genuinely affordable homes alongside significant contributions towards local infrastructure improvements and biodiversity.

 “It is a great testament to our legal and planning team that we have been able to overcome the many obstacles that were put in our way and we can now finally get on with the job of delivering much needed homes for London.”

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