JTP and St Edward are pleased to announce that plans to regenerate the Tesco site in Osterley, west London has received resolution to grant planning permission by the London Borough of Hounslow.
Covering an area of approximately 5.45 hectares and in close proximity to the A4 Great West Road and other key transport corridors, the proposals aim to create a new neighbourhood which better utilises this site, formerly occupied by a large retail store and surface parking.
The Outline Planning Application consists of a mix of 1,677 new homes, of which 35% will be designated as affordable, and up to 5,000 sqm of commercial and community uses – including three significant new public spaces, The Clearing, The Water Gardens and The Meander.
The Clearing will be Osterley’s new centre stage, where people gather to enjoy performances and festivities. With restaurants and cafés, the space is large and flexible providing a place for entertainment such as outdoor concerts and performances. This is an informal area to eat, drink and socialise. It also features a Mobility Hub with bicycle storage and hire, and car club and bus information.
The Water Gardens will provide an inviting, ecologically rich and biodiverse space for relaxation and pleasure, creating a beautiful and educational landscape which is accessible to all.
The Meander is a peaceful meadow, providing a place for relaxation, socialising and play within a rich green and blue landscape. Protected from the bustle of surrounding streets, this opportunity for uninterrupted moments will enhance the quality of life in Osterley.
Driven by a commitment to sustainability, the proposals will deliver a zero-carbon neighbourhood and will provide 2 hectares of new natural landscapes with over 300 new trees to ensure an overall net gain in biodiversity – benefitting wildlife, residents and the wider community.
Osterley Place – will stitch into its surrounding context with new streets and spaces which link into the wider Transport and Connectivity Strategy for the Great West Corridor, including the clean air routes and the Boston Manor Boardwalk. New pedestrian access points around the perimeter of the site will and enable east-west and north-south routes to weave through, all converging at The Clearing.
The Tesco store will be relocated on the adjacent Homebase site as part of a wider mixed-use proposal known as Syon Gardens. The London Plan designates the site within the Great West Road Opportunity Area – and will deliver a minimum of 7,500 new homes and up to 14,000 new jobs.
With over £30m invested in local infrastructure, new and safer pedestrian and cycle routes will be designed in tandem with improvements to the local road network. The creation of the Mobility Hub along Grant Way will provide a new focus for sustainable movement within the local area, offering important information and improved bus facilities, connecting to Greenford, Ealing, Bulls Bridge and West Middlesex Hospital.
These proposals will transform Osterley establishing a new focus for local residents and workers, set around natural green spaces and a new community heart. Varied scales of streets and spaces will create a community of shared interests and appeal to different residents’ needs and desires.
Ian Fenn, Partner at JTP