So Long Overdue – Hounslow makes Brentford CPO

Hounslow Council has made a Compulsory Purchase Order over the area south of the High Street to allow Ballymore’s plans to be built out. In 2015, the area south of the High Street was granted planning permission for a mix of new homes, shops and leisure facilities. Hounslow Chamber supported the development and spoke in favour of the proposals at the public Planning Committee.

Now a Compulsory Purchase Order has been made to complete the land assembly for the whole site, making it easier for Ballymore to start work.  Ballymore’s MD John Mulryan said

I am grateful to Hounslow Council for their continued commitment to regenerating Brentford’s High Street and Riverside.

The new homes, shops, community and leisure facilities will be of a great benefit to residents for years to come. Local people have been waiting a long time for the regeneration of Brentford Town Centre and we thank them for their patience – it will be worth the wait.

The completed scheme will revitalise the High Street and waterside areas, as well as providing much needed housing. Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said:

The regeneration of Brentford High Street is significant to the community it serves and is part of our on-going commitment to improve quality of life for our residents in every way possible.

Hounslow Chamber CEO Stephen Fry said:

We gave strong support for this development and I spoke at the Planning Committee reminding Councillors that this development amounted to over half a billion pounds worth of private sector investment.

It looks like only now with this long overdue CPO can Ballymore begin to get the job done.