Hounslow Council has commenced a process to consult with residents and stakeholders on the Great West Corridor (GWC) Plan from Wednesday, 5 October, for six weeks.

Hounslow Council has stated it is committed to delivering regeneration across the borough, providing quality homes for residents, unlocking new job opportunities, and creating well-designed public spaces where communities can thrive.

A 15-year masterplan proposal is designed to regenerate the area, transforming it into a well-connected place benefiting from its existing business sector and securing:

  • the delivery of new homes
  • better transport connections
  • quality public spaces
  • employment opportunities within the tech and media industries – supporting the area’s designation as one of the Mayor’s Creative Enterprise Zones
  • business opportunities amongst a range of commercial sectors
  • A better environment with well-designed neighbourhoods whilst policies ensure maintaining and protection of the local heritage.

The online survey can be found here: Great West Corridor survey

A new vision for the area is outlined in a 15-year programme, driving real change and unlocking opportunities for residents and businesses in the west of the borough (WoB). The proposal outlines the delivery of the following:

  • well-designed housing and more homes for residents
  • employment opportunities
  • mixed-use spaces to support businesses based near Heathrow
  • transport improvements with high-quality open spaces – while respecting the existing local character of the area
  • distinct places establishing a strong image and identity.

See the online survey here: West of Borough survey.

The Local Plan reviews for the GWC and the WoB identify and allocate sufficient sites to enable the borough to meet its need for housing and employment and secure land for infrastructure to support the anticipated level of growth. This consultation focuses on the changes made to the Site Allocations Development Plan Documents following Part 1 of the planning inspectors’ examination and comments from a further round of public consultation.

Have your say – visit the online survey here: Site Allocations survey

The council is undertaking a narrowly – focused review of its adopted Local Plan 2015, which proposes limited changes affecting a small number of policies in the plan to ensure that the plan is up to date, in compliance with the London Plan 2021 and reflects the emerging strategy set out in the local plan reviews for the Great West Corridor (GWC) and West of the Borough (WoB).

See the online survey here: FIR – Focussed Issue Review Survey.

Councillor Tom Bruce, lead member for Regeneration and Development at Hounslow Council, said:

“I am delighted we have launched the public consultation for these two areas. Capitalising on the existing strengths of these locations, these plans will unlock opportunities for our residents and businesses to grow and thrive.

“We want to create busy, thriving communities that stimulate growth, sustainability, and prosperity – making Hounslow a desirable and inclusive borough for everyone.

“Feedback from residents and businesses plays an important role in shaping plans and realising benefits for our communities, so it is important to us that you are involved. I would urge residents to take part in the online consultation and visit one of the events taking place over the coming weeks.”

There is a range of ways you can give your comments and ask planning officers questions about the plans and policies.

Three events will be held across the borough where people can visit a workshop or drop in to find out more about the proposed plans:

 West of Borough and Site Allocations Event

Thursday 13 October

  • Drop-in session: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Workshop: 18:30 – 19:30

Feltham Library

The Centre, High Street, Feltham

TW13 4GU

Great West Corridor and Site Allocations Event

Thursday 3 November

  • Drop-in session: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Workshop: 18:30 – 19:30

Digital Dock Brentford

205 High Street, Brentford


Local Plan FIR

Monday 7 November

  • Drop-in session: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Workshop: 18:30 – 19:30

Hounslow House

7 Bath Road


TW3 3

The consultation runs until Wednesday 16 November 2022.

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