Draft Southall Opportunity Area Planning Framework

The Draft Southall Opportunity Area Planning Framework aims to set out a co-ordinated way to managing development in Southall. 

The draft framework identifies which areas to focus on and what changes to make to these areas, to ensure maximum benefits for both residents and businesses over the next 20 years.

Strong foundations to build on

Southall is a popular shopping destination for specialist Asian goods, boasting a good selection of independent shops. It is also known for its ethnic diversity and treasured heritage buildings.

From 2018 Crossrail will make Southall one of the best connected places in London. Journeys from Heathrow Airport will take 10 minutes and journeys from London’s West End will take 18 minutes. There will also be fast direct links to the City and Canary Wharf.

There is enough underused land in Southall to create around 6,000 new homes and 3,000 new jobs.

Focus for improvements

Improving Southall means building high quality and affordable new homes in a range of sizes.

It also means strengthening the offer on Southall’s high street by encouraging investment from mainstream retailers.

Southall needs better walking, cycling and driving routes to make it easier for people to get around.

The draft framework identifies sites which are ideal places to support growth in Southall including: sites close to Southall Station; the town centre; the road network and the Grand Union Canal.

The sites fall largely within these areas:  Southall Gateway (near Southall Station); East Southall, Havelock, West Southall, Southall Broadway and South Road, The Green. The draft framework sets out how these areas are expected to change over the next 20 years.

Have your say

In 2012 more than 1,400 people took part in the Southall Big Conversation consultation to share their ideas about what they would like to see happen in Southall. Insights from that consultation led to the development of the Southall Charter and now the draft framework, to set out where we will focus our efforts.

We would like to continue hearing your ideas about how to make changes in Southall by inviting you to comment on the draft framework. We would like to know what you agree and disagree with and any parts you feel have not been addressed in enough detail.

Read the Draft Southall Opportunity Area Planning Framework and  have your say by 5 February 2014.

Email: southall@london.gov.uk
Post: Development and Projects, Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, More London SE1 2AA, London