|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|
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.