Friary Park Go-Ahead

Ealing Council has approved Catalyst Housing’s plans for the Friary Park Estate in Acton – which will see the demolition of 225 existing homes and their replacement with 990 new homes (45% affordable, split 71% social rent, and 29% intermediate) as well as flexible commercial and community floorspace.

The hybrid application approved by the council’s planning committee entails full planning permission for 500 homes and most of the scheme’s commercial space, in four blocks of between three and 24 storeys in height and outline permission for the remaining 490 homes and commercial space. The scheme will replace and increase the number of social homes on the estate, delivering the majority of these in the first phase of development.