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Artist's impression of new homes on Acklam Road

New council homes in Golborne

Back in April 2019 Golborne Life reported that Kensington and Chelsea Council was planning to build 600 new homes in the borough, with 65 of them to be at two sites in Golborne Ward. After three rounds of public consultation, the Council has now submitted planning applications for the two Golborne developments.

Acklam Road



Site of the new homes on Acklam Road opposite the Al-Manaar Centre and on the edge of the Swinbrook Estate

One of the Golborne sites is on Acklam Road, on the empty land opposite the Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre. The Council plans to build 28 new homes at this site, including one, two, three and four-bedroom properties.

One part of the building will be three storeys high and it will also have section extending to eight floors. Sixteen of the homes will be for social rent and 12 will be open market properties. Some homes will be wheelchair accessible and the ground floor will include community spaces for the Al-Manaar Centre.

The Council intends to make a decision about this planning application on May 7, 2020. If you would like to find out more details or to comment on the Acklam Road plans, you can do so until April 10, 2020 at the Council's website here

Kensal Road



Artist's aerial view impression of new homes on Kensal Road, adjacent to the Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church

The second site for new housing in Golborne Ward is on Kensal Road at the junction with Bosworth Road, adjacent to the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Souls. The buildings currently occupying the site, a community centre and youth facility, will be demolished to make way for 37 new homes.



Site of new Kensal Road homes on the corner with Bosworth Road

The new building will have one section of five storeys and another of seven and the ground floor will include community and retail space. Of the 37 dwellings, 27 will be for social rent and 10 will be for intermediate rent which is generally around 20 percent cheaper than commercial market rent.

The Council is due to make a decision on this planning application on May 6, 2020. If you would like to find out more details or comment on the Kensal Road plans, you can do so until April 10, 2020 at the Council's website here.