Bollo Lane Redevelopment Consultation - Second Stage

Closed 12 Feb 2020

Opened 15 Jan 2020

Results Updated 20 Mar 2020

Between 15 January and 12 February 2020, we carried out a second stage of public consultation on proposals for the development of the land along the western side of Bollo Lane in the London Borough of Ealing.

We received 191 responses to the consultation. There was a range of opinions for our proposals for Bollo Lane, although respondents did acknowledge that elements of the proposals, especially the improved footpath along Bollo Lane and the new green open spaces, would make a positive contribution to the local area.

The majority of feedback recognised that the current site is underutilised and provides no significant public benefits to local people. The redevelopment potential of the site, as brownfield land with strong public transport links nearby, was also recognised. However, the height of the development and pressures it would place on local infrastructure and public transport were frequently raised.

We have taken on-board all the feedback received throughout the consultation and have balanced this against the constraints of the site. We believe the current proposals will deliver a development that meets the needs expressed in the feedback, as well as the objectives of the London Borough of Ealing, TfL and the Mayor’s Housing and Transport strategies. As such, the scheme being taken forward is as exhibited.

The full summary of comments received raised can be found in section 4 of the consultation report and our response to the key issues raised can be found here.

Next Steps

We will proceed with submitting a full planning application to the London Borough of Ealing in March 2020.


Transport for London is bringing forward proposals for the land along Bollo Lane to deliver new homes, green spaces and public realm improvements.

We began our consultation process in October 2019 and hope to continue the dialogue with local residents at our second public exhibition, which will be an opportunity to see how the development has progressed and detailed CGIs of the scheme.  

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Listening to you

We want to hear from residents who live and work around Bollo Lane about how our development can make the area better. That’s why we are holding a series of consultation events and activities to make sure you can help shape our proposals.

Our first public exhibition was held in October 2019 and it was an opportunity to meet the project team, understand the site and our emerging proposals. Nearly 200 residents, community groups and local business owners attended the exhibition across two days. We also held a pop-up exhibition at Acton Town station.

Our next public exhibition will be taking place across two days at Acton Gardens Community Centre, Unit A Munster Court, Bollo Bridge Road, London W3 8UU on:

  • Wednesday 15 January 2020 (15:00 - 20:00)
  • Saturday 18 January 2020 (10:00 - 14:00)

We will look to hold further pop-up events at Turnham Green and Chiswick Station.

The exhibition will be an opportunity to learn more about the Bollo Lane development and how your feedback has helped to shape our proposals. Members of the project team will be available to answer your questions and there will be an opportunity to provide further feedback.

The boards presented at each exhibition can be accessed using the links below:

Bollo Lane Redevelopment exhibition 1 boards - October 2019 (PDF 5.28MB) 

Bollo Lane Redevelopment exhibition 2 boards - January 2020 (PDF 7.81MB)

Site context

The proposed site stretches along the western side of Bollo Lane from Acton Town Station in the north to the rail crossings in the south (see map below). The site is bound by rail lines to the west and Bollo Lane to the east.

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Bollo Lane Masterplan (PDF 5.35MB)

At present, the Bollo Lane site has a range of uses: from retail and commercial spaces at its northern end, to TfL buildings and associated rail operations in the south. Given the site’s length, it borders a similarly wide range of neighbours to the east. Existing and emerging residential buildings dominate the northern half, while light industrial spaces edge the site to the south.

History and heritage

The Bollo Lane site hosts several architectural acknowledgements and buildings of interest. Frank Pick House - named after the man responsible for some of TfL’s most iconic buildings and signage - is located on the site. An original Victorian substation can also be found towards the north of the site - a unique feature we hope to maintain and enhance within our proposals.

The north end of the site borders Acton Town Station, located at the junction of Gunnersbury Lane (A4000) and Bollo Lane. The original Acton Town Station (then Mill Hill Park) was built in 1879 and, in February 1910, the current building was designed by renowned transport architect Charles Holden. In March 1910, the station was opened under its current name.

Place Identity

We want to bring forward proposals for the Bollo Lane site in a way that reflects the identity of Acton and the surrounding area. That means consulting closely with local residents, businesses and the wider community to understand the characteristics and features that make Bollo Lane unique, including:

  • Use of open green spaces and ‘Green Corridors’
  • Excellent site connectivity and permeability
  • Sensitive and contextual development
  • Outstanding design and build quality
  • Integration with existing and emerging local development

Delivering real and lasting benefits

We are committed to creating proposals for Bollo Lane that provides real and lasting benefits to the wider Acton community. Through consultation, design and delivery, we want to create a development that is better connected, locally sensitive and more sustainable.

Here are some of the public benefits that could be delivered on the Bollo Lane site:

New homes

  • Provide 875 new homes to rent and buy in Acton, 50% of which will be affordable by the number of habitable rooms
  • Considerate and contextual heights to mirror surrounding buildings
  • A design approach which reflects the transport and industrial history of the site
  • All buildings on site will be built to the highest environmental standards, targeting a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating

Improved public space

  • New open spaces that will help to connect existing and emerging housing developments
  • Contribute towards Acton’s Green Corridor with sustainability and biodiversity improvements
  • Three vibrant hub areas which will offer new retail, working and community space
  • Upgrade the pavements along the western side of Bollo Lane, making life easier for pedestrians

Wider benefits for Acton

  • Boost the local economy with space for new retailers and flexible work space, providing new opportunities for local people
  • A car-free development, so congestion on local roads and air quality will not be worsened as a result


We have undertaken an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA). The EqIA examines what impact (positive or negative) the proposed changes have on customers with characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. The EqIA document can be found below.  

Bollo Lane draft EqIA (PDF 205KB)

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about our proposals.

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by Wednesday 12 February 2020.

Alternatively, you can:

You can also request paper copies of all the consultation materials and a response form by emailing, or writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.


  • Ealing


  • Anyone from any background


  • Station Development