Scheme being developed with Transport for London

Plans for a mixed-use housing development next door to Wembley Park tube station in north-west London have been approved.

Junior housing minister Eddie Hughes OK’d the development by Barratt and Transport for London earlier this week following a public inquiry last year.

The plans, designed by architect Tate Hindle, involve new buildings on a car park site next door to the tube station.


The scheme includes over 450 homes

Existing buildings, including those used as train crew accommodation, will be demolished and replaced with five blocks ranging from seven to 21 storeys in height.

The application was approved by Brent Council in November 2020 but last summer then housing secretary Robert Jenrick called in the scheme.

A number of residents had raised concerns about the density of the project, the loss of the existing car park and the impact on privacy and light on nearby homes.

But, following a six day hearing last year, a planning inspector recommended the plan for approval.

In Tuesday’s decision letter, Hughes backed the inspector’s findings and highlighted the re-use of suitable brownfield land for homes, the provision of affordable housing and the quality of the scheme’s design as among the reasons for giving it the green light.

A total of 454 new homes will be built, of which 152 will be affordable.