Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are you proposing? 

We are proposing to build around 170 new homes at 44 –80 New Heston Road. 

How many of the homes will be affordable? 

This will be discussed with Hounslow Council’s planning team. We will provide a report that demonstrates the various costs involved in building the homes and the likely revenues – this is called a Viability Report. This will be carefully analysed by the council’s own consultants. We hope to deliver up to 35% affordable housing.  

Who makes the decision on the application? 

Hounslow Council’s planning team will analyse all the application documents and plans that will be submitted as part of the application. All these will be available to view on the council’s website once the application has been submitted. 

The summary of their analysis will be presented to a group of elected councillors – the Planning Committee. At a meeting open to the public, they will hear a summary of the application from the planning officers and will also hear from supporters and objectors. They will then decide whether the application should be approved. The meeting will either be online or in person depending on the situation at the time. 

When will the application be submitted to the council and when will the decision be made? 

We expect to submit an application to Hounslow Council in late Spring 2021. The council are expected to take up to 13 weeks to make a decision on the application. 

Will construction be noisy?  

Modern construction methods tend to be less noisy than in the past. Whilst there will inevitably be some disturbance, the hours of operation will be limited by Hounslow Council to 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. The selected contractor will be part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme. 

Will the proposals be ‘Secured by Design’? 

The proposals will be examined by the Metropolitan Police Service’s ‘Secured by Design’ team that works to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings to provide safe places to live, work, shop and visit. 

I am unable to make the online Q&A sessions. Will there be an opportunity to view them at a later date? 

Yes, the online Q&A sessions will be made available on this website shortly after the final event. 

Will the allotments be affected?

No. Our site is to the north and will have no effect.