West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Forum
How can we meet the increasing demand for new homes in our area and will they be available to local people?
The regeneration of two major housing estates at Green Man and Sherwood Close will create an additional 400 new, mixed tenure homes by 2020. Will the new homes be snapped up by Crossrail commuters and do we need more affordable homes for rent? Where else might additional homes be built?
Green Man Lane Redevelopment Overview
Green Man Lane Estate was built between 1971 and 1975. The decision to knock it down the 464 homes and redevelop the site was taken in 2006. The Planning Application from A2Dominion was approved in September 2010. Rydon has been building the new homes there ever since.
The number of homes to be built was originally going to be 706 but was increased in 2014 to 759 in order to accommodate the decision in 2014 to build a new, bigger St John’s Primary School on the site. The building project is expected to be completed by 2020. 800 people lived on the site in 2010. By 2020 there will be over 2,000 residents. In 2010 there were 391 Social Rented homes. In 2020 there will be just 338 Social Rented homes.
19 June 2015
Sherwood Close Overview
This Dean Gardens Council Estate was built in the 1960s. It has 209 homes filling almost four acres bounded to the north by Tawny Close, to the west by Seaford Road and to the south and east by Sherwood Close and Northfield Avenue. The majority of residents are Council tenants and there are also leaseholders. Like Green Man Lane Estate this estate has been poorly managed and maintained for years. Anti-social activity, drug taking/dealing, under age drinking, stabbings, suicide attempts, damage to property and juveniles running riot have been features in the estate for years. The plan is to demolish the estate and build 311 new mixed tenure homes on the site – 2015 to 2020.
Affinity Sutton, a well regarded Housing Association, was appointed by Ealing Council to redevelop this site in December 2012. Affinity Sutton seems determined to successfully re-house all those currently in Social For Rent tenures as soon as possible. Private homes to be built along Northfield Avenue will be the final phase of the project. The London Borough of Ealing granted Planning Permission to Affinity Sutton in April2015. The new development is called Sherwood Close.
WECNF has had five useful meetings with Affinity Sutton and the company does appear to want to work with local stakeholders. We still have a number of issues which are still unresolved, and these include traffic access and car parking in and around the new development.
18 June 2015