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Grainger and TfL get green light to create hundreds of rental homes in Southall

Transport for London’s build to rent project with Grainger has got the green light to develop 460 new homes in Southall.

Proposals by Connected Living London, the partnership between the capital’s under-pressure transport authority and Grainger, were approved last night by Ealing council. The scheme will include 40% affordable housing across five buildings.

The site is close to Southall station in West London and is currently used for storage and associated Elizabeth line works.

The development is the first of four proposed by the pair currently going through planning.

Grainger, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, was picked last year to help TfL create 3000 rental homes, of which a number will be affordable, across eight sites.

The rental home developments will create a long-term rental income stream for TfL, which has seen passenger numbers dramatically slump since the coronavirus outbreak.

Ben Tate, TfL’s head of property development, said: “We can now start delivering quality rental homes that the capital desperately needs and help improve the area for the local community.”

Helen Gordon, chief executive of Grainger, said: “This is an exciting and important milestone for our partnership, which over the coming years is set to make a positive difference for renters and communities across London.”

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