Old West London swimming pool to be knocked down and have homes, playground and library built instead – My London

The council has approved the land for development
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A disused community swimming pool will be knocked down, with homes, a playground and a library built instead.
The vacant brownfield land in Yiewsley village, which includes the derelict swimming pool and Falling Lane site, has sat unused for more than a decade.
The site on the outskirts of Hillingdon, near Heathrow Airport, is set to become a complex that will offer affordable housing, a playground and a new library.
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Hillingdon Council's cabinet agreed to the appropriation at its meeting on Thursday July 27 after the council revised its 2021 development plans following resident feedback.
It falls in line with a string of other developments in the areas around West Drayton, Hayes and Yiewsley which have seen a boom in housing sites in recent years, likely due to the Elizabeth line creating easier accessibility to Central London for workers. The station is less than a 15-minute walk away.
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The new proposals for the 5,066-square metre site, include:
Residents of the proposed housing will also have access to the new leisure centre in West Drayton which is currently under contraction. Redevelopment plans are expected to be submitted for planning consent later this summer/early autumn.
The leader of the council, Cllr Ian Edwards, said: “It is imperative that we make best use of brownfield sites adjacent to our town centres. The former pool site provides an exciting opportunity for the council to bring more investment into Yiewsley and to provide a bigger and better library, community space, affordable housing and environmental improvements to Yiewsley Recreation Ground.
“It will enhance residents’ quality of life by delivering on three of our council strategy commitments of building strong communities with access to good quality, affordable housing; providing community and leisure spaces to create thriving, healthy households; and developing a greener and more sustainable borough.”
The council has reiterated that it has no intention of developing the amenity space of Yiewsley Recreation Ground, land which the council designated Metropolitan Open Space in January 2020.
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Originally posted 2023-08-08 22:01:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter