Specialist developer of brownfield regeneration projects, Inland Homes has submitted a detailed planning application for more than 500 homes at Hillingdon Gardens, a six-acre site formerly known as the Master Brewer Hotel in Freezeland Way, Hillingdon.
The detailed plans will help transform the former commercial site in North Hillingdon, located between Ickenham and Uxbridge, to create a residential-led, mixed-use neighbourhood of 514 homes, including 179 affordable homes and 1,250sqm of commercial space. The proposed new homes will include a range of one, two and three-bedrooms apartments to suit a wide range of housing needs, with the number of affordable homes in line with policy requirements.
The masterplan includes a network of pedestrianised areas, landscaped public squares and extensive green spaces to create a diverse garden quarter. In addition, Inland Homes has been working closely with the London Wildlife Trust to ensure biodiversity throughout the overall design by creating a ‘Nature Recovery Network’ that will ensure the existing natural eco systems are protected and enhanced. A link will also be established with other London Wildlife Trust sites in the surrounding area to form a network of landscaped nature corridors for wildlife as well as residents.
The application follows a public consultation event on 25 July 2019 and extensive consultation between Inland Homes, Hillingdon Borough Council, Oak Farm Residents’ Association and Ickenham Residents’ Association.
Stephen Wicks, CEO of Inland Homes comments: “This is an important brownfield regeneration project which will help create over 500 new homes, ensuring a positive contribution to housing needs in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The scheme will benefit the natural environment surrounding the site, creating an attractive landscape. Inland Homes has a strong record of securing planning permission and delivering complex brownfield sites and we look forward to achieving full planning permission.”
One of the key features of this site are the good transport connections. Hillingdon tube station adjoins the site, with direct services into central London in approximately 35 minutes and access to the M40 motorway is less than two miles away. There are regular bus services from Long Lane and Freezeland Way. The site also benefits from close proximity to a GP surgery, local schools, sports and recreation centres and green open space.