Category Archives: Housing

Do that to me one Moore time: New planning application for 31 flats and retail

An earlier planning application submitted by Network Homes to Hounslow Council in March 2016 was quietly withdrawn that November with nothing doing until another, intrinsically the same, appeared late August 2017.

This new application carries the reference P/2017/3612 and a look at the Hounslow Council planning pages shows pretty much the same accompanying documents with little updating which I have raised with the planning team.

What is not clear from the application is whether there is still a proposal to incorporate the site of 1A St Johns Road as the handwritten form just states “3-5 St Johns Road”.

Neighbours have been sent letters offering the opportunity to make their written comments.

TL 30.9.2017

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Filed under Council Business, Housing, London Road, Neighbourhoods, Planning, Spring Grove

Dudley House 8: A new planning application

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

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.

TL 11.2.2017

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Filed under Housing, London Road, Neighbourhoods, Planning, Spring Grove

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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Filed under Events, Great West Road, H28 bus, Housing, Middlesex, Neighbourhoods, Northumberland Estate, Osterley, Parking, Planning, Reports, Roads, Schools, TfL, Traffic

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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Former Shell Syon Gate Garage plot: High

Back in 2008, permission was gained by the owners of this former Shell petrol station and Contitrades House site opposite Homebase on Syon Lane, Isleworth for a self storage facility but that didn’t happened.

Syon Gate Garage site early proposal

Syon Gate Garage site early proposal

A couple of different proposals had been mooted by owners Precis since, both involving a mix of self storage and mainly tall residential but did not progress.

Syon Gate Garage site, more recent proposal

Syon Gate Garage site, more recent proposal

A new scheme is about to be revealed to residents and councillors before a planning application is submitted to Hounslow Council, possibly by the end of this year.

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To allow residents to comment, an exhibition is taking place at St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, 865 Great West Road, Isleworth, TW7 5PD, over two days on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 October 2016 between 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm. The developer’s architects and planning advisors will be present to explain the proposals.

A copy of the invitation sent last week can be found here.

Also, on Thursday 20 October at 8.10 pm (not 7.30 pm as billed) at Hounslow Civic Centre, members of the council’s Planning Committee will also have the opportunity to do the same during at a Planning Development Presentation. This is a monthly event where development proposals ideas are brought to councillors for comments prior to full applications being made. Members of the public are welcome to attend but do not have speaking rights.

The site owner’s planning consultants have provided this summary briefing to councillors.

A planning application by Sky, for temporary car parking on this site has been submitted to Hounslow Council and is reported elsewhere on this blog; it has no immediate bearing on this matter.

Not in Osterley & Spring Grove Ward, the Duke of Northumberland’s schemes for Park Road Allotments and replacement will also be given an outing at the 20 October Planning Development Presentation.

TL 16.10.2016

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