Ealing council approves west London estate revamp 

Levitt Bernstein has won planning for nearly 1,000 homes in Acton, west London.

Ealing council agreed a resolution to grant planning for the proposals which were drawn up for Catalyst housing association and developer Mount Anvil.

The scheme will see 990 new homes built on the Friary estate, which Catalyst owns and operates.

Subject to section 106 agreements being signed and a final nod from the council, work should get underway next year.

The revised plans will see an 18% increase in the number of social rent homes, which will now number 265, with “genuinely affordable” housing now totalling 45% of the overall development.

Catalyst has been consulting on the proposals to regenerate the estate with residents and the local community since 2014.