LAND occupied by the former Yiewsley Library and Yiewsley Pool is earmarked for new homes in plans outlined by Hillingdon Council.

The council has revised the plans it produced in 2021 following residents’ feedback. It intends to build around 95 affordable homes and a new library. 

It is not, however, looking at Yiewsley Recreation Ground, which was designated as Metropolitan Open Space in January 2020.

The proposed site is considered brownfield and consists largely of existing hard-standing.

Hillingdon has also pledged to improve the adjacent green spaces by planting new trees, refurbishing footpaths, creating a landscaped garden on the site of the old bowling green, as well as a new children’s play area. 

The Platinum Jubilee Leisure Centre is currently under construction in nearby West Drayton. 

Council leader Ian Edwards, said: "We’re committed to creating strong communities with access to good quality, affordable housing, but that is not at the expense of our valued green spaces. 

“Our plans to develop this vacant brownfield site have been revised following feedback from residents.

“They would allow us to provide much-needed affordable homes for local people in a borough where suitable sites for house-building are scarce.” 
Residents can view and comment on the planss before the deadline on Tuesday, June 27.