Residential People has learned that Inland Homes’ upcoming project, ‘Hillingdon Gardens’, will not be called in by the Secretary of State.
As we previously reported, planning submission for the 500 home scheme at the vacant Master Brewer site was submitted back in September 2019. However, the site was only recently approved by the Mayor of London in September 2020.
Following the decision to not be called in by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the site will now be subject to the signing of a Section 106 agreement.
In a press statement released this morning, Inland Homes said that it was ‘pleased’ that the site will not be called in, and instead will be determined at a local level by the Greater London Authority.
Hillingdon Gardens aims to transform a derelict former commercial site into a residentially led, mixed-use neighbourhood, that will feature a network of pedestrianised areas, landscaped public squares and extensive green spaces.
The much-needed project will deliver 182 affordable homes (35% of total development) alongside what the developer says will be ‘significant contributions towards local infrastructure’.
Commenting on the update, Stephen Wicks, CEO of Inland Homes, said: “We are pleased that the scheme has not been called in by the Secretary of State. We can now actively progress delivering the scheme, which is supportive of the Government’s housebuilding agenda, delivering much needed affordable homes and revitalising a vacant site.
“The Hillingdon Gardens site is part of our asset management division, where we are seeing increasing demand for our experience and skill in navigating the planning system. This will be an area of primary focus in the coming year and we are excited about the opportunities in this growing area of the business.”