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Ealing estate regeneration to go green

26 November 2012 No Comment

Outline consent has been approved for Acton Gardens, a plan involving a detailed regeneration of Ealing’s largest housing estate. Reported by constructionenquirer.com, Countryside Properties and social housing landlord L&Q were handed planning consent for 106 new homes – the first stage of the overall ‘masterplan’.

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Eco-friendly building design

The overall regeneration is pencilled in as a 15-year project, which will eventually see 2,500 homes built along tree-lined streets.

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One half of the total homes will be affordable, according to dcer.co.uk, and the overall regeneration has a ‘green’ focus. Parks, communal gardens and allotments, a community hub and culture and office/retail spaces are also planned as part of the project.

Built to achieve a minimum Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4

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Furthermore, the homes are going to be designed as eco-friendly buildings, built to achieve a minimum Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. This means they will be offering low-heating, power and water consumption as standard, which will help keep the area environmentally-friendly. In addition, non-domestic buildings are aspiring to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ status.

David Montague, chief executive of L&Q, commented on the plans:

“Securing planning committee approval is a crucial milestone in the transformation of South Acton and we are extremely pleased to have been given the green light by our partners at the London Borough of Ealing.”

Author: Ashley Curtis   Date Written: 26 November 2012

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