Countryside given planning approval for all four phases of Peel in North West London


Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, has received planning approval from London Borough of Brent, for all four phases of Peel, in Kilburn, North West London. Following a detailed planning submission by CGL Architects, Countryside is set to lease the second and third phase to Home Group, one of the UK’s largest housing associations, at the end of this month.

The development, will deliver 308 new homes to the London Borough of Brent increasing the proportion of affordable homes on the site from 18% to 40% as well. To benefit the local community and new residents, the approved plans include a health centre, gym, a new public plaza and retail and commercial spaces.

Sustainability is a key priority for Countryside and the approved plans ensure that the development will connect to the council’s proposed district energy network, providing heating and hot water for all residents.

Daniel Layton, Managing Director, Partnerships North London, Countryside, said: “Having worked closely with our partners, Brent Council and Home Group, this is a significant milestone in the journey for Peel and the community in this part of the capital. We are proud to be cultivating a close-knit and sustainable community, ensuring it serves the needs of those laying their roots here.”  

Will Gardner, Director of Development at Home Group, said: “We are delighted to have been given the green light on such an important development for Brent. Peel will deliver much needed affordable housing, as well as community facilities. We are also looking forward to further strengthening the excellent partnership we enjoy with Countryside."

Alice Lester, Operational Director Regeneration Growth & Employment, Brent Council, said: “Brent Council has high aspirations for this site and in partnership with Countryside Partnerships are delivering high quality new homes and facilities for the community right in the heart of South Kilburn.  This Planning approval is the next step in securing this exciting new future for Peel.”