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Regeneration of Barham Park moves closer


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Barham Park, Brent 25 February 2010

Countryside Properties working in partnership with Notting Hill Housing and the London Borough of Brent, has received planning consent for the phased demolition and redevelopment of the Barham Park estate in the London Borough of Brent.  Detailed approval has been granted for phase one, and outline approval for the overall masterplan that includes phases two and three.  The site totals approximately 5.65 acres and is located between Wembley and Harrow on the Hill.

Phase one will produce 51 maisonettes and flats for affordable rent, 31 flats for shared ownership sale and 37 homes for private sale.

Notting Hill Housing and Countryside Properties will redevelop the estate over five years starting this summer.  All 214 existing properties will be demolished, in three separate phases, to make way for 335 new sustainable homes in a newly designed neighbourhood.  The homes will be for rent, shared ownership and outright sale and will range from one-bedroom flats to large family houses with gardens.  The scheme also includes retail space, and provision for a neighbourhood office/community space. 

The first phase of the development is designed to meet the Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and on completion the whole development should achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.  Heating and hot water to homes at Barham Park will be provided from a district heating scheme which will incorporate a Combined Heat and Power Plant producing electricity for the new development.  Other environmentally friendly features include green roofs which, together with other drainage measures, will ensure that rainwater run-off is minimised, as well as promoting biodiversity.

Councillor James Allie, Brent Council Lead Member for Housing and Customer Services, said: “I am excited we are now one step closer to the regeneration of Barham Park Estate. These new homes will not just improve resident’s quality of life and the look of the area; it will also benefit the environment by providing sustainable solutions.”

John Hughes, Group Development Director of Notting Hill Housing said:  “Notting Hill is delighted to be moving forward with the regeneration of Barham Park.  We want to give this great local community a neighbourhood that they can be proud of and will work with our partners to deliver new homes of good quality as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.”

Michael Hill, Director of Countryside Properties, said:  “We are delighted to have secured planning consent; we can now move forward with Notting Hill, Brent Council  and  the residents of the Barham Park estate on the delivery of this much needed regeneration scheme."

It is anticipated that the first homes in Phase one will be completed in mid/late-2012. 

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Notes

1. Barham Park was built in 1970 using a form of panel construction called ‘Resiform’.  Although in a great location, very close to Sudbury Town tube station, the homes have reached the end of their useful life and need to be replaced with new homes for the future.

2. A district heating scheme typically comprises a central energy centre with energy generated from a Combined Heat and Power (CHP system). This type of system works by recovering the heat from power generation and transporting it to individual homes as heated water. Electricity generated by the CHP plant is also supplied to residents with any excess sold to the National Grid.

3. Notting Hill Housing is a passionate and progressive organisation providing all kinds of homes and services for all kinds of people, from homeless to first-time buyers.  Our goal is that our customers love where they live.

Notting Hill Housing:
• Has been delivering vibrant urban regeneration and new developments in London since 1963
• Manages 25,000 properties in South East England
• Has helped over 7,000 people get their foot on the property ladder
• Runs award-winning employment programmes to get people in to work
• Works inspirationally with young people so they can fulfil their potential
• The Group includes: Notting Hill Housing Trust, Notting Hill Home Ownership, Notting Hill Commercial Properties, Notting Hill Developments and Presentation Housing Group. 
• For more information go to www.nottinghillhousing.org.uk



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Information correct as at 25/02/2010