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Approval for £8bn London Development to Create New Jobs

An ambitious £8 billion redevelopment plan for Earls Court and the Kensington Opportunity Area in West London is set to pave the way for thousands of jobs in the trades.

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has today granted planning permission to Capital and Counties Properties to develop a new urban district including 7,500 new homes across four residential districts.

The Council have estimated that more than £1 billion worth of community benefits will be generated in the local area, creating 9,500 permanent jobs.  It will also include 760 replacement council homes.

The scheme will also include the building of 1,500 affordable homes, offices, educational, cultural and community facilities as well as a new five acre green park.

Residents living on the estates would be offered the chance to build new skills in preparation for the thousands of employment opportunities which will be created.

Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council, Cllr Nicholas Botterill, said: “This major regeneration could lead the way in lifting the country out of recession – ploughing hundreds of millions of pounds worth of investment into London’s economy and bringing thousands of new homes and jobs.

Ian Hawksworth, Chief Executive of Capco welcomed the Council’s decision to grant a planning consent for the Earls Court Masterplan which work is expected to start next year.

He said: “The proposed scheme will offer a multi-billion pound investment in both London and the local community creating thousands of new homes and jobs.”

The Nine Elms Regeneration Scheme to Build 3,000 New Homes

Wandsworth Council has granted planning permission to two major development schemes in London’s biggest regeneration zone, Nine Elms, which will see built almost 3,000 new homes.

The Nine Elms scheme will include replacing the existing 1970’s tower block on the corner of Warnsworth Road with two new 58 and 43-storey buildings, Wandsworth Council confirmed yesterday.

More than 1,000 new homes are currently under construction at the 195 hectares acres site in Nine Elms and another 12, 000 new homes are expected to come through the planning pipeline.

It has been estimated the building delivery programme at Nine Elms could support up to 24, 000 jobs in the building construction industry as well as contributing towards major infrastructure upgrades including the Northern Line Extension.

Wandsworth Council’s planning chairman Cllr Nick Cuff said: “We’re making tremendous progress in Nine Elms. Each new development will create new homes, new open spaces and new job opportunities for local people.

Commenting on the approved New Covent Garden Market scheme to modernise 40 years old market facilities in the area which could provide over 2, 000 new homes, Mr Cuff said: “The modernisation of New Covent Garden Market is designed to safeguard the future of 2,500 jobs and comes with a contribution of around £63 million towards the Northern Line Extension.

“One Nine Elms would see an outdated office block replaced with two glass towers and around half of the site would become a new public square lined with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.”

Wandsworth and Lambeth Councils said they were securing apprenticeship places and local employment opportunities as a condition of each scheme’s planning consent.

Once the construction process is complete the new Nine Elms will provide an additional 25,000 new permanent jobs for London as well as 16,000 new homes.

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