Feltham next focus for Hounslow
by James Renoux-Wood Wed 25 March 2015, 11:10 am
Feltham will be the next regeneration focus for Hounslow Council, where it is planning to create the conditions for 9,300 homes and 17,000 jobs.
The area is the “new kid on the block” for the borough, according to leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Steve Curran, speaking in a recent exclusive interview with Great West magazine.
A masterplan for Feltham will form a planning policy document for the west area of Hounslow, to be known as the “west of the borough plan”.
This will include a strategy for improving Feltham town centre, identification of wider transport improvements, new site allocations and employment strategy, while also developing the Heathrow opportunity area. There will be a public consultation on the first stage of the west of the borough plan in summer 2015.
An invitation-only breakfast meeting (pictured below) at MIPIM, the global property fair in Cannes, this month, gave guests the chance to share views and find out more about the residential and hotel opportunities in Feltham.
Curran was also in attendance at MIPIM, to promote the borough’s drive to bring in more investment to sustain the borough’s economy, and was present at the debate: "Hounslow: competing in global markets – prospects for London with or without expansion at Heathrow".
He said: “I am looking to fight for more funds and investment for Hounslow – at no cost to council tax payers I would like to add.
“Last year Hounslow went to MIPIM and secured multimillion pound developments for Hounslow town centre and Brentford, which means more affordable homes, jobs and prosperity for our residents and businesses.
“But we want to build on this success so we can secure more investment to keep our borough booming and improve the lives of Hounslow people.
“We will need to compete fiercely with other London boroughs and councils across the country to show why Hounslow – with Heathrow on our doorstep and central London a stone’s throw away – is the capital’s window to the world.”
Brompton Bicycles, one of the flagship companies in the borough was also present on the Hounslow stand, which was based at the London Pavillion, with its iconic bicycles.
In the last financial year, Brompton Bicycles turnover was just over £27 million.
View pictures of Hounslow at MIPIM below:
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