Councillors have approved two significant developments in Syon Lane, Isleworth, that will radically transform Gillette Corner.

London Borough of Hounslow’s planning committee approved the proposals at its April 8 meeting.

The first development will see a Homebase store replaced by a Tesco and 473 new homes, of which 35 per cent will be affordable. The second is the replacement of the Tesco in Syon Lane, Isleworth with 1,677 new homes.

The regeneration of the Great West Corridor Opportunity Area involves optimising the use of previously developed land with new buildings and new publicly accessible squares and other open spaces. There will also be improved footpaths and cycleways.

The proposals had some opposition including criticism around access to public transport and the impact on the general area. London West covered the story in September 2020.

The future for the remains of the old Gillette building which gives the place its nickname, is yet to be decided.

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