Client: Westway Development Trust
The Westway Development Trust was formed in the 1970s to regenerate land around and underneath the A40 flyover in west London, left derelict after the construction of the road. The Trust has delivered a series of innovative projects over the years, from a sports centre to arts events. Many of these were funded via regeneration programmes – funding that is no longer available. The Trust therefore needs to attract investment from other sources, particularly the private sector.
Tibbalds was appointed by the Trust to create a clear, positive planning policy framework that would instill confidence in potential investors. We worked in partnership with the Trust and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to produce a Spatial Strategy that has been adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The SPD:
- provides spatial expression to the financial strategy underpinning the business plan, identifying a balanced mix of uses capable of generating enough income to cross-subsidise other community and charity functions supported by the Trust;
- reduces severance, creating a continuous pedestrian and cycle link;
- delivers new sports facilities; and
- provides a framework to direct and coordinate section 106 and CIL payments from elsewhere, and other grant funding.