Planning – Current Issues

Chiswick Roundabout B and Q site

B&Q site redevelopment Developers Reef Estates are holding a public exhibition on their proposals to redevelop this site on Chiswick roundabout, opposite the site proposed for the 32 storey “Chiswick Curve” which was refused by Hounslow Council. The exhibition will be held at the London Museum of Steam and Water, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8…

Bell and Crown pub and restaurant

Bell and Crown pub and restaurant at Strand on the Green (Hounslow Council ref P/2017/1790) Update 12/06/2017 We discussed this application, to extend the first and second floors of this pub on the river Thames, with the Strand on the Green Association. The application was submitted despite the pre-application advice given by Hounslow Council’s conservation…

Kew Biothane

Kew Biothane redevelopment Update 2/12/2016 This site, at Mellis Avenue, is included in Richmond’s site allocation plan to be redeveloped for housing. The land has now been put up for sale and work is underway by the owner, Thames Water Utilities, to decommission the site no longer needed for waste treatment by the Stag Brewery,…

9 Station Approach

9 Station Approach (formerly Ma Cuisine) ref 16/3159/FUL and 16/3160/ADV and 16/4483/FUL Update 27/01/2017 New drawings have been submitted for this application which are still not correct, omitting changes to the front facade where loud speakers, additional lighting and heating units have been placed. We have asked for their removal. Proposals for timber slatted screening…

Brentford bus garage and enabling developments

Brentford bus garage and enabling developments ref P/2016/5244 or 01508/B/P13 Update 27/01/2017 We have submitted objections to this over-development at 1-4 Capital Interchange Way which would affect vistas as well as traffic and associated increased air pollution. Many of the reasons given by Hounslow Council’s Planning Committee for turning down the Chiswick Curve application, which…

273a Sandycombe Road

273a Sandycombe Road (ref 16/3213/GPD15 and 17/2532/GPD15) Update 20/07/2017 An application for prior approval of change of use from office to 5 residential units has been made. We have commented to say that with have no objection to the change of use provided that statutory requirements are met, but the proposed residential units appear unattractive…

63 Sandycombe Road (Smith Bros)

63 Sandycombe Road (Richmond Council ref 16/2307/FUL and 16/4845/PS192 and 17/0870/FUL) Update 28/4/2017 We have submitted objections to this new application. Although there is a reduction in the height proposed for the re-development compared to the previous refused application, we still consider that issues of height, massing, access and parking remain. Update 05/04/2017 A new…

Houseboats

Houseboat at Strand on the Green Update 12/06/2017 The Port of London Authority  (PLA) has decided to defer a decision on this application until evidence that the scheme has planning permission is provided. They have said the application raises few issues in terms of their statutory duties but that representations made (including ours) demonstrated considerable…

267 Sandycombe Road

267 Sandycombe Road redevelopment (ref 15/3945/FUL and APP/L5810/W/15/3133726, 16/1483/FUL and 17/1864/FUL) Update 02/07/2017 We have commented on the latest application for this site – reference 17/1864/FUL – to demolish the existing building and replace with a 2 storey building over a basement providing 4 one bedroom, 3 two bedroom flats and commercial floor space. A…

Watermans Art Centre

Watermans art centre Update 02/07/2017 A new exhibition of “fresh” plans to replace the Watermans Art Centre in Brentford with 193 flats is on Friday July 7th between 4pm & 7pm and on Saturday July 8th between 11am & 3pm at St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Road, Brentford TW8 0PN. The Plans are to relocate…

NEWS

Changes to London Transport routes Update 20/07/2017 Transport for London have opened a consul [more]
Telephone Boxes Telephone Box outside Lloyds Pharmacy in Kew Village (ref 17/1948/TEL) Update [more]

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