TfL and Barratt London receive planning approval for 454-home scheme

30 November 2020 (Last Updated November 30th, 2020 13:00)

Brent Council has given planning permission to Transport for London (TfL) and Barratt London’s proposal for a 454-home scheme in Wembley, London, UK.

Brent Council has given planning permission to Transport for London (TfL) and Barratt London’s proposal for a 454-home scheme in Wembley, London, UK.

Out of the 454 new homes, 40% will be affordable housing. The plan also includes a retail unit and improvements to the public realm, which will help to change the local area.

TateHindle architects have designed the scheme, which will be developed on a 1.6-acre site.

The scheme, which is located adjacent to Wembley Park Tube station, will be delivered across five buildings and will contain a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom flats.

The homes will be offered as an combination of intermediate housing such as shared ownership and London Affordable Rent.

Except for blue badge parking, the scheme will be car-free for occupants, helping to improve air quality in the capital in line with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy.

The location of the development will provide easy access to sustainable modes of transportation for residents.

The designs aim to enrich the local environment with biodiverse roofs, new trees and wildlife-friendly landscaping.

The development will also use renewable forms of energy through air source heat pumps and solar panels.

TfL senior property development manager Emma Hatch said: “We are thrilled to get the go-ahead for our development at Wembley, which will deliver hundreds of new homes, as well as a new retail opportunity and improvements for the local community.

“This is the second project with Barratt London and builds on our track record for delivering much-needed new homes in the capital. Our first homes at Blackhorse View in Waltham Forest started selling earlier this year, showing our developments have been designed thoughtfully with both the community and residents in mind.”

Barratt London London operations managing director Jim Wood said: “We are delighted with the London Borough of Brent’s decision to provide resolution to grant planning permission for Wembley Park.

This is an exciting project for us and we are particularly pleased to be able to deliver such a high percentage of much-needed affordable homes for the borough, alongside retail and train crew accommodation.

“It is a great privilege to be delivering this development in partnership with Transport for London, and we are looking forward to starting work onsite for the project in 2021.”