Published: 27th Jan 2020

Hounslow Council is under-take comprehensive assessments of its 171 estates, as it embarks on a major regeneration programme. The council’s cabinet approved the plans last week, which will help create 5,000 new affordable homes in the London borough by 2022. The Convent Way estate will be the first to be regenerated, with the potential to create 1,100 new homes – up from 440 currently – a community centre, play areas and improved public transport links. According to the council report, Convent Way was selected for early regeneration following an audit that showed it faced increasing maintenance bills, consistent concerns about nuisance behaviour like fly-tipping and that it would struggle to meet the council’s rigorous energy efficiency targets. The plans that mean the regeneration of the estate will be shaped by the residents themselves, in an open conversation about what residents want for the future of the place they live. The … (To read the full article, subscribe below)