A presentation from the architects and promoters of a new free school on the council owned and current Grasshoppers site off Syon Lane, Isleworth will be made at Hounslow Council’s Planning Development Presentation meeting on Thursday 23 February 2017 starting 7.30 pm in the Council Chamber at Hounslow Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 4DN.
Hounslow Civic Centre from Lampton Park
Planning presentation meetings are where promoters of developments show their ideas to members of the council planning committee prior to the submission of a formal planning application.
So far, there is just one item on the agenda, a proposal for the “demolition of existing club house and construction of a two to four storey, 1,150 pupil secondary school, including ancillary access, parking, sports pitches and multi use games area” for the as yet to be established, mixed and non religious Bolder Academy. The proposed school was one of the items presented and discussed at the OWGRA meeting on 6 December 2016.
Residents are welcome to attend the meeting as observers but are not allowed to speak although I would welcome any appropriate questions to convey during the proceedings.
A lively meeting kindly hosted by Indian Gymkhana, Thornbury Avenue on 7 February 2017 and attended by around 50 of Osterley & Spring Grove’s finest, helped define and add to the result of a recent consultation.
Hounslow Council traffic team’s David Wilson and Liam Judge presenting the consultation results
Hounslow Council had put forward a proposal to ban left turns in to Thornbury Road from the westbound A4 Great West Road and offering a green human pedestrian crossing facility. Traffic officers shared the results of the consultation supported by this presentation.
Whilst rejecting the no left turn idea, many of those attending did, quite rightly, comment more on speed and safety issues on Osterley Road and Church Road, particularly at their junction by St Mary’s Church.
Notes of the meeting can be found here and councillors have asked that alternative proposals be worked on, based on the discussion that took place.
On the subject of roads, traffic and transport, a reminder that Osterley & Wyke Green Residents Association’s next public meeting on 28 February 2017 at Isleworth & Syon School will be dedicated to these issues and details are included in OWGRA’s latest newsletter
Any other comments would as always, be welcomed.
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Following the Hounslow Council Planning Committee’s refusal of STS Group Investments’ bid to convert and extend Dudley House on 12 January 2017, a new application has been submitted and was validated on 6 February 2017.
Dudley House, The Grove, Isleworth
Planning Committee knocked back the previous application (reference P/2016/3928) because of its inappropriate design for a conservation area and lack of amenity space.
The new proposal (reference P/2017/0496) still provides 17 units and as far as can be ascertained, the differences since the previous application are:
- an increase to the amount of communal amenity space from 378 sqm to 408 sqm
- a change to the design of the roof extension
- realigned windows to the roof extension
- a new glass balustrade proposed to the west elevation
- minor internal alterations to the flats’ layouts.
A copy of the residents notification letter may be found here.
Further details may be seen by visiting the council website’s planning pages and using reference P/2017/0496.
Comments would as usual, be welcomed.
It became a standing room only event at St Francis of Assisi Church Hall on Isleworth’s Great West Road, the last Monday night in January.
St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Isleworth, filling up nicely with Osterley’s finest
Hounslow Council planning experts, Robert Coomber and Melek Egren were present to help clarify the application and suggest more confidence in the process that may, perhaps, have been brought in hall prior to the start of the meeting.
The 120 people present have received a summary of the evening but for those not there, the notes can be found here.
Filed under Events, Great West Road, H28 bus, Housing, Middlesex, Neighbourhoods, Northumberland Estate, Osterley, Parking, Planning, Reports, Roads, Schools, TfL, Traffic
Tuesday 7 February 2017 from 7.30pm to 9.00pm at
Indian Gymkhana, Thornbury Avenue, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4NQ
The A4 at its junction with Thornbury Road, Isleworth
Proposal to remove the left turn from Great West Road on to Thornbury Road South and installation of controlled green man crossing
As part of the development of Campion House (now Marbaix Gardens and Blumenthal Close), Hounslow Council received funding to make transport related improvements to the junction of the A4 Great West Road and Thornbury Road to:
- provide an additional lane for northbound traffic on Thornbury Road to ease congestion
- introduce a formal green man crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on Thornbury Road South, running parallel with Great West Road
- remove the left turn movement on to Thornbury Road South for vehicles travelling west on Great West Road.
From a distribution of 750 in October 2016, 124 responses were returned by residents from the area south of Great West Road,
At this meeting, Hounslow Council’s traffic engineers will explain the proposals as well as advise on the outcome of the consultation with residents.
Ward councillors are expected to attend and we are grateful to the trustees and management of the Indian Gymkhana for hosting the event.