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Visualisation of the development from Wilton Avenue from planning documentation


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Despite a number of objections from local residents, Hounslow Council planners are recommending approval for a plan to demolish garages and build housing on a site in the Glebe Estate.

The garages were built in the 1970s to serve the Manor Gardens housing block at the end of Wilton Avenue closest to Devonshire Road.

The land is owned by Hounslow Council and it is proposed that Sapphire Independent Housing deliver six dwellings which will be available for social rent. The scheme is part of a broader programme in which the council is developing new housing on small sites it owns often containing garages.

The proposal would see the building of two blocks of flats in blocks of up to three storeys high with the retention of the existing electrical substation.

Among the issues raised by objectors was the design of the new buildings being out of character with the area, neighbouring properties being overlooked or overshadowed, increased traffic and parking problems in the area and the lack of notification given to garage renters.

Visualisation how the development might look from planning documentation
Visualisation how the development might look from planning documentation

The borough planners decided that the plan caused no harm to neighbouring properties and the surrounding area.

A final decision on the application will be made at a forthcoming meeting of the borough planning committee

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November 21, 2021


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