PLANS for a new library and 95 affordable homes at the former swimming pool and Falling Lane site in Yiewsley were approved by Hillingdon Council’s planning committee last week. 

The scheme is split across two locations.

At the Yiewsley Library site, there will be 50 new affordable homes and at the old Yiewsley Pool site, plans include a new and larger library and 45 affordable homes.   

Improvements will also be made to Yiewsley Recreation Ground, which borders the development site. This will include improved playground equipment and the planting of more trees. 

The proposals follow feedback from residents.

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Cabinet Member for Property, Highways and Transport, said: “Building new homes is no easy task in a borough with swathes of protected green space and areas of dense housing where there’s little opportunity to build.

“But, by developing brownfield sites near our town centres, that have previously laid vacant or unused, we can bring exciting social and economic opportunities to residents and businesses.” 

Land at the recreation ground will not be affected, other than to for the park improvements.

Yiewsley Library site will include 28 parking spaces and 90 cycle parking spaces. Fifteen spaces will be for use by Rabbsfarm School and 13 for residents. 

At the former pool, there will be 25 car parking spaces, including 18 for residents. Visitors to the library will also be able to use the nearby Fairfield car park.