Hounslow Opportunity Areas
The London Borough of Hounslow is consulting on the Local Plan Reviews for the Great West Corridor and West of Borough opportunity areas. The Local Plans set out planning guidelines for major developments in the respective areas. Each Plan includes a section on "Connecting People and Places" that covers transport aspects of developments.
Steve Curran, the Leader of Hounslow Council, refers to the negative impacts of major roads crossing the Great West Corridor area in his foreword. "Attractive alternatives to the private car" described in pp74-83 of the consultation document include improved walking and cycling infrastructure. Proposals for two new rail links will be rather more expensive.
Councillor Curran expresses concern about the environmental impact of a Third Runway at Heathrow Airport on the West of Borough area but also points out the regeneration opportunities. "Attractive alternatives to the private car" described in pp78-85 of the consultation document include improved cycling and walking infrastructure.