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Thornbury Road no left turn: no liked

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 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.

TL 11.2.2017

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Syon Gate Garage Site Meeting: Report

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

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.

TL  6.2.2017

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Residents Meeting: Great West Road/Thornbury Road Junction

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

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.

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Ward councillors are expected to attend and we are grateful to the trustees and management of the Indian Gymkhana for hosting the event.

TL 5.2.2017

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Public meeting Monday 30 January 2017: Shell Syon Gate Garage site

Monday 30 January 2017 from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm (doors open 7.15 pm)

St Francis of Assisi Church Hall

865 Great West Road, Isleworth, TW7 5PD

The developer has been asked if they would attend to present, Hounslow Council planning officers will be present to answer residents’ questions and other ward councillors also invited.

The application site with a view of the Grade II listed Gillette Building across Great West Road, Isleworth

The application site with a view of the Grade II listed Gillette Building across Great West Road, Isleworth

There is now a new planning application for the temporary car park for Sky on the often empty site of the former Shell petrol station, once known as Syon Gate Garage, across from the other one and Gillette bang opposite Homebase.

Promoted as Gillette South, the site owners, via agents DP9, have applied for an up to 14 level structure to incorporate basement self storage, offices, a mix of 102 flats with 323 habitable rooms (18 one bed, 62 two bed, 10 three bed, 12 unknown) and 53 car parking spaces (42 residential, 2 visitor, 9 commercial).

A wide range of documents supporting the application can be found on the Hounslow Council website planning pages here, accessible using the planning reference P/2017/0053.

Plans are also available for inspection at Osterley Library, St Mary’s Crescent.

Impression of the proposed development from the east

Impression of the proposed development from the east

A copy of materials from the most recent exhibition of the development proposals can be found here.

A copy of the notice sent to neighbours by Hounslow Council can be found here and comments on the application will be received until close to when the application is considered at the Planning Committee some time in Spring 2017.

As a member of the council’s planning committee, I am not able to pre judge this application until it is reported but am keen that residents are able to access details and have questions answered while it progresses.

TL  19.1.2017

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Three local applications at 12 January 2017 Planning Committee

On the books for a few months, three Osterley & Spring Grove Ward planning applications will be considered at next week’s planning committee being held in the Lampton Park Conference Centre, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow starting at 7.30 pm.

Coomb House, 7 St Johns Road, Isleworth

Coomb House, 7 St Johns Road, Isleworth

First up will be the National Trust scheme to upgrade and introduce further cycle tracks within Osterley Park.

Next on the agenda is Coomb House, 7 St Johns Road, an office block which already has unexpired permission to convert into a 59 room hotel but this application is for an 89 room version.

Lastly, the former Dudley House Nursing Home on The Grove, the subject of numerous ambitions these past two years but now up for conversion and a roof extension to create 17 flats.

The Planning Committee agenda with officer reports on each item can be found here.

In depth details for each application including plans, can be accessed via the Hounslow Council planning pages and by entering the following references:

Osterley Park: P/2016/3549

Coombe House: P/2016/3067

Dudley House: P/2016/4831

TL  5.1.2017

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