Saturday 20 June 2020

Alperton high rise city's onward march up Bridgewater Road

The emerging high rise city
The former Saab showroom, 2A Bridgewater Road, part of the development site
The site marked with red pin - note the 2 storey suburban housing to the right of image
Wednesday's Planning Committee will be asked to following officers' recommendation and approve a 4-19 storey development to replace the low rise former Saab showroom at 2A Bridgewater Road, Alperton.

The application continues the expansion of high rise in the area as can be seen from the top image take from the application.  The blocks are set back near the Piccadilly underground line, which offers say mitigate their height, with an industrial unit on the street frontage. 

The housing comprises 124 units:

Affordable Housing – comprising 47 affordable rent units at London Affordable Rent levels and 77 shared ownership units in line with the household income cap and eligibility criteria for intermediate products set out in the London Plan and draft London Plan
It has less family housing than guidance suggests but officers say that is offset by its '100% affordability.'

Apart from some disabled parking it will be a car free but officers suggest the case for a local CPZ will be strengthened by the development.

Regarding the development's closeness to traditional 2 storey surburban housing, the report states:
The proposal would respond well to the constraints and opportunities of development in this area of transition between the dense urban fabric around Alperton Station and the more traditional housing to the northwest.



Anonymous said...

Brent "planner-speak" for let them build whatever they want!!!

Anonymous said...

Brent Council have decided that developers can rape, plunder and pillage Alperton for all the profiteering they can muster. Build 32 storeys? Sure; there's more profit the higher you go! Make a forest of nearly 20 high-rise buildings? Sure; cram them in! Build slums of tomorrow? Oh no; these won't be slums crammed full of oppressed people with no space for any sense of community - all planning regulations have been strictly adhered to (except the ones where there are compelling reasons to bend somewhat or ignore).
The trouble is, you can't unbuild these monstrosities.
And no-one is able to put any sort of brake on these activities.

The only thing Alperton can hope for is the financial crash putting paid to these fast-buck plans, and then the careerist Labour councillors won't be able to help their offshore City wide-boy friends.