The Westfield London Residential Phase 2 site already has an existing planning permission (2012 and 2014) to build 1,100 homes, in buildings of heights up to 23 storeys above podium. However, since this permission was granted, the local area has undergone significant change, the planning context has evolved and most importantly, the needs of the local community have changed.
Over the past decade the area has transformed with the delivery of initial phases at White City Living, Imperial College and BBC Television Centre. This transformation and evolution of the planning context has resulted in a review of the vision, purpose and function of the existing planning permission for the Westfield London Residential Phase 2 site.
Following a detailed process we believe the existing proposals can be revised and significantly enhanced, providing increased benefit to the local community whilst tying in with the emerging context of the Opportunity Area. There are opportunities for the site to provide enhanced connections and accessible open space. Over the past two years, the design team have developed new proposals which provide significant additional benefits to the community. The benefits include the provision of a publicly accessible park of 1.4 acres, a 20% increase in public open space, increased affordable housing, improved residential layouts and increased sunlight into the open space.
Benefits of new plans compared to existing permissions
- Deliver more market and affordable homes in a sustainable location
- Increase in the size of courtyard by 20% and make it publicly accessible
- Improve levels of daylight in the courtyard by 16%
- 80% reduction in north facing homes
- 33% increase in dual aspect homes
- Reconsider our approach to tall buildings to better respond to the surrounding area
- Create a new destination space
- Deliver further pedestrian links within the development and to the surrounding area