Fourteen Storey 'Affordable Homes' Tower For Bollo Lane

Developer Pocket submits plans to turn the G&R Piano Removals site into flats

Fourteen Storey 'Affordable Homes' Tower For Bollo Lane

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Pocket Homes, a company which specialises in affordable homes, has applied for permission to develop a site at 100, Bollo Lane into a fourteen-storey block of apartments.

The site next to Chiswick Business Park currently contains a warehouse used by G&R Removals, who specialise in piano removals and storage and are relocating. The site is bordered by railway lines from the tube and overground.

Pocket is seeking full planning permission to develop the site with 112 units, on a 3/8/14 storey development. The plan is for 91 one-bed, 11 two-bed and 10 three-bed flats.The plan contains a roof level amenity space, and 2,760 square metres of offices on the ground floor. Local people have until October 21 2016 to comment.

Pocket say that three-quarters of the homes will be 'affordable intermediate' homes. They will be sold at a discount on the local going rate and can only be sold with a similar discount to future purchasers. They currently have two similar developments in Ealing and one near Waterloo where a one-bedroom flat was priced at £267,000.

The company say they are able to offer homes at cheaper rates partly because they build smaller flats with a clever use of space. They say local people will be given a priority. Resale is restricted to buyers who fall within the income criteria.

The average purchaser of a Pocket unit is on a yearly salary of £40,000-£50,000 according to the company.

The Mayor's threshold for the affordable homes criteria is a £90,000 salary.

October 12, 2016

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