Sadiq Khan intervenes to approve 500-home development

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has intervened in a planning decision in Hillingdon, west London, to approve a 500-home site.

Hillingdon Council rejected plans from housebuilder Inland Homes back in February with the mayor ‘calling in’ the project in the following month. At a hearing yesterday afternoon, Khan approved the development, although the application is subject to a final decision from housing secretary Robert Jenrick.

Located on the site of the Master Brewer hotel and pub, the proposed redevelopment includes 1,250 square metres of commercial space, transport improvements and new public realm. According to Inland Homes, the masterplan includes “a network of pedestrianised areas, landscaped public squares and extensive green spaces to create a diverse garden quarter”.

Last month, Inland Homes agreed a deal to buy a 14.85 ha site in west London from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation. It wants to build more than 1,000 homes on the historic Cavalry Barracks site in Hounslow and intends to submit a planning application in the next six months. The deal was its fifth with the Ministry of Defence and Inland Homes’s largest to date.