Approval for 460 homes in Southall the first part of 3,000-home development pipeline on railway land

A joint venture between rental housing developer Grainger and Transport for London has been given permission for a 460-home scheme by Southall station in the capital.

Ealing Council has approved plans for the project from joint venture Connected Living London (CLL), which will see all of the homes made available for rent.

Assael Architecture Image - CLL Southall Development CGI courtyard view

Located on a 1.16 acre railway sidings site close to Southall tube station, the scheme will provide a mixture of one, two and three bed properties, with 40% available for discounted market rent.

The scheme, designed by architect Assael, is the first to gain permission of four schemes from the joint venture partnership which have been submitted for planning approval.

CLL, set up in July last year, has put in applications for schemes in Arnos Grove, Enfield; Montford Place, Kennington; and Nine Elms in Lambeth. Together they are expected to deliver around 1,200 new homes, with scope for up to 3,000 from the joint venture’s wider pipeline.

Assael Architecture Image - CLL Southall Development CGI

CLL said today that plans for “hundreds” of homes in Cockfosters were shortly to be submitted, while proposals for 1,500 homes on the Limmo site in Canning Town were being worked up.

Helen Gordon, chief executive of Grainger, said the joint venture’s first planning approval was “an exciting and important milestone” for the partnership.

Ben Tate, a spokesperson for CLL and head of property development at Transport for London (TfL), said the approval was “fantastic” news. “We can now start delivering quality rental homes that the capital desperately needs and help improve the area for the local community.

“Now more than ever, people are looking for homes that are more than just a place to sleep, and with a range of amenity spaces, including outdoor terraces and a residents’ gym, we are confident that these new homes will be a fantastic addition to Southall.”

Assael Architecture Image - CLL Southall Development CGI street view