A development by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

A development by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

2020

177- 175 Kensal Road

Address:
177- 175 Kensal Road, London W10 5BJ
Local Authority:
Kensington and Chelsea
Type:
Residential
Completion:
2022
Flats:
37
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1197

Description of 177- 175 Kensal Road

177- 175 Kensal Road is a residential development by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in Kensal Green, London W10.

37 new homes will include 27 homes for social rent and 10 for intermediate rent.

History

The existing building adjoins the Grade II listed Roman Catholic Church of our Lady of the Holy Souls, the Presbytery and the Church Hall.

2020 July - Plans approved for the planning application ref. no. PP/20/00879.

2020 February - Planning application submitted for: Demolition of the existing buildings (community centre and youth facility), erection of a part 7 storey, part 5 storey building in connection with the provision of 37 residential units (Use Class C3) 488sqm (GIA) of community space (Use Class D1 at ground floor)), 345sqm (GIA of retail (Use Class A1)) at ground floor with associated works. (Major application). Planning Agent: CBRE Planning & Development Team; Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ref. no. PP/20/00879.

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Transport

The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Westbourne Park Underground Station
Circle, Hammersmith-city
Bosworth Road
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News: (2)

Plans approved

Plans for the first phase of Kensington and Chelsea’s ambitious New Homes Programme to build over 600 new homes on Council owned land, including at least 300 at social rent, have now been approved.

The applications approved are for 97 new homes across four developments in the north of the borough, located on Kensal Road, Acklam Road, Hewer Street and St Helens Gardens.

The homes are of various tenures, including 49 at social rent, 22 at intermediate rent – which could be used by keyworkers – and 26 at market rent levels.

The homes are the first stage of the Council’s new homes programme, with public consultation on potential second stage sites due to begin in autumn 2020. Planning applications for the stage two sites are expected to be submitted in Spring 2021.

Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith, Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Grenfell, Housing and Property, commented: “Building new homes and maximising the number of affordable units in such an area of high land values is of paramount importance, and this planning application is an important first step.

“We have the second highest level of homelessness in London and although the Council does not have enough land to build our way out of this crisis, these social homes will give some of our most vulnerable residents a secure, permanent home.

“We want to provide quality housing for residents from all backgrounds and it is important that these plans deliver a mixture of tenures, including 49 at social rent and 22 at intermediate rent, which could provide a home for our keyworkers.

“It is important for the Council to set standards within our own programme that we would like to see from other organisations developing in the borough.”

The developments passed in the Stage One planning application are:

- Kensal Road – 37 new homes (27 social rent, 10 intermediate rent)
- Acklam Road – 32 new homes (20 social rent, 12 open market)
- Hewer Street – 20 new homes (10 intermediate rent, 10 open market)
- St Helens Gardens – 8 new homes (2 social rent, 2 intermediate rent, 4 open market)

In addition to the new homes, the developments at Kensal Road and Acklam Road include community, employment and retail space.

Enabling works are due to begin by the end of 2020. The first homes expected to be ready for residents during 2022.

23/07/2020 16:34 by Buildington

Planning applications for the first phase of Kensington and Chelsea’s New Homes Delivery Programme to build 600 new homes on council-owned land, including at least 300 at social rent, have been submitted.

The applications are for 94 new homes across four developments in the north of the borough, located on Kensal Road, Acklam Road, Hewer Street and St Helens Gardens.

The developments included in the Stage One planning application are: Kensal Road – 37 new homes (27 social rent, 10 intermediate rent); Acklam Road – 28 new homes (16 social rent, 12 open market rent); Hewer Street – 20 new homes (10 intermediate rent, 10 open market rent); St Helens Gardens – 9 new homes (2 social rent, 2 intermediate rent, 5 open market rent).

If the plans are given the go-ahead by the Council’s planning committee following a statutory consultation period, construction work will begin late 2020 and the first residents will move into their new homes by mid-2022.

Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith, Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Grenfell, Housing and Property, commented: “Building new homes and maximising the number of affordable units in such an area of high land values is of paramount importance, and these planning applications are an important first step.

“We have the second-highest level of homelessness in London and although the Council does not have enough land to build our way out of this crisis, these 300 social homes will give some of our most vulnerable residents a secure, permanent home.

“It is important for the Council to set standards within our own programme that we would like to see from other organisations developing in the borough.”

The developments at Kensal Road and Acklam Road also include community, employment and retail space.

16/03/2020 17:53 by Buildington

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