THE FUTURE OF THE TWYFORD ABBEY SITE

Latimer Developments by Clarion Housing Group and Redington Capital have been consulting on proposals to provide a new 1.2 acre public open space as part of a development that would save Twyford Abbey, one of Ealing’s most historic buildings, and deliver 326 homes within a new low-rise garden community.

The site is currently fenced off from the public and the Grade II listed Twyford Abbey and listed garden walls are in a state of disrepair and are at risk of collapse. These plans will open the extensive grounds to the public for the first time and save the Abbey from further decay.

The benefits we are proposing are:

Delivering affordable housing

Delivering high quality homes for local people including 36% genuinely affordable homes to provide a place to live for those that need it the most.

Improving connectivity

Connecting the site to the wider area and the Grand Union Canal network by opening public access to the South Lawn and walled garden and through to the North Circular.

Restoring Twyford Abbey

Respecting the heritage of Twyford Abbey and the walled garden, saving them from further decline and reinstating them to their former glory.

Delivering high-quality design

Taking a sympathetic architectural approach that prioritises the Abbey and complements the character of the heritage building and the local area, both in terms of design and scale.

Enhancing biodiversity

By maintaining the aspects of the site that contribute most to ecology and biodiversity, most notably the high-quality trees on site, replacing trees that will be removed and improving existing poor-quality planting.

A new public open space

Equivalent in size to 16 tennis courts, the South Lawn will be intended for local residents to enjoy the green space in the historic setting of Twyford Abbey including new children’s play facilities. The restored walled garden will also provide community grow gardens and a new community orchard.

Following an initial period of consultation in December 2021, we listened to this feedback and refined our proposals before presenting developed plans in Spring 2022, which you can see here. A planning application has been submitted to the London Borough of Ealing and can be found here, where you can provide comments to the council’s current consultation.

You can still get in contact with us through the contact form below, by emailing twyfordabbey@londoncommunications.co.uk or by calling 0800 082 0545.