Planning permission for Cavalry Barracks
October 17, 2022
Plans for the major redevelopment of a former Ministry of Defence site in Hounslow West have been given the go ahead. A unanimous resolution to grant planning permission has been received for a mixed-use development at Cavalry Barracks to build a vibrant community that includes 1,525 new homes, as well as commercial space and more than 10 acres of open space.
The new masterplan focuses on creating high-quality homes in a sustainable environment that celebrates the site’s history and supports the ongoing regeneration of the area. Housing developer and regeneration specialist, Inland Homes, developed the plans on behalf of the project’s investor, together with tp bennett and planning consultants Planning Potential.
At nearly 37 acres, the former Ministry of Defence site is one of the largest remaining undeveloped brownfield sites in London and benefits from excellent public transport links to nearby Heathrow Airport and central London.
Alongside much-needed homes to suit a wide range of residents, the redevelopment will bring 2,700 square metres of commercial space for shops, cafes, workspace and community uses. The old parade ground will be revived as a new public park, with sports pitches, play areas and green open space. Other landscaped areas will help form an ecological corridor that connects to nearby Hounslow Heath and Beaversfield Park.
Heritage assets across the site will be celebrated and restored, with key buildings opened up for wider community benefit. In total, 14 Grade II listed buildings and 9 locally listed buildings will be refurbished.
Chris Wieszczycki, Principal Director at tp bennett said:
“The reimagined Cavalry Barracks scheme will retain and convert the historical buildings into new homes, creating a community with a real sense of history. Our design is for a sustainable, biodiverse neighbourhood, grounded in the rich heritage of this ex-military site. The former parade ground will be transformed into an attractive piece of green, open land with space for sports, recreation and play to be enjoyed by residents and the public. The scheme presents a unique opportunity to tell the story of a rich past while creating a sustainable, high-quality environment for the future.”