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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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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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Tesco on Spring Grove Road: hidden gold found

In Isleworth you don’t have to look far to be reminded of its rich social, commercial and industrial history. Lots gone, some in your face, sometimes you need to look, other times told or better still shown. Occasionally something from the town’s past is revealed and stirs interest, from oot of the blue.

1 Clifton Road Soon to be a Tesco Express

1 Clifton Road soon to be Tesco Express, Spring Grove Road

Following a planning permission in April 2014, an off sales license and some initial works a year later, it was thought that Tesco had abandoned its plans to open at 1 Clifton Road. In April 2016 it was back on again and their  contractor has since been moving apace.

Arnold & Sons Limited - Master Shop Fitters from way back

Arnold & Sons Limited – Master Shop Fitters at 1 Clifton Road from way back

Saturday morning came a Tweet from @HaggerDarren whose pictures from 1 Clifton Road were accompanied with the comment, “The past revealed in Clifton Rd, can this be saved?” Later that day I took a look (and pictures) myself.  Also looking was another resident, DJ, who a few months previously explained why Isleworth, with all its current and planned developments, should look at ways to rediscover its soul. More on that another time.

The next day, Tesco boss, Dave Lewis was sent a line to explain and show why the firm might take another look at its current shop front design and asked whether what was discovered could be incorporated.  Their development project manager was e  m ailed to suggest that as Tesco considers Spring Grove as an upmarket neighbourhood, it would be very good to reflect on how the finished store will look and to enhance the  conservation area here.  An e mail response from Tesco earlier today is so far not negative.

Watch that space.

TL 31.5.2016

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One done. Nine to decide. CPZs in Osterley & Spring Grove Ward updates

These past two years, there has been a fair demand in a number of neighbourhoods of Osterley & Spring Grove Ward for residents only parking.

In response, Hounslow Council’s Traffic Team has undertaken a number of consultations which have been reported at meetings of the Isleworth & Brentford Area Forum. This piece provides a situation report.

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Northumberland Gardens – This came in to operation early April 2016 arising from discussion at the 12 March 2015 IBAF when proposals for the improvement of the pedestrian crossing outside Syon Lane Station were agreed.

The scheme was designed as an extension to the existing Syon Lane Station controlled parking zone and provides an additional 14 spaces to that scheme operating from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday. A map of the extension can be found here.

Thornbury Road South – Development of this arose from an online petition started on the Hounslow Council website in the autumn of 2014 by a local resident. It began as a response to impacts from parking by college, mosque and new developments parking.

Following a first stage informal consultation during April 2015 and for a detailed scheme in November 2015, IBAF agreed to add proceed to statutory formal consultation at its meeting on 21 January 2016.

Formal traffic orders are being compiled for the statutory consultation expected to run for 21 days from late June 2016. It will propose the addition of Thornbury Road (between Spring Grove Road and Eversley Crescent), Stanleycroft Close and Weston Gardens to the existing Spring Grove CPZ which operates from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

A copy of the January IBAF report can be found here and map of the proposed extension here. Should June’s statutory consultation not yield unresolvable objections, it is expected that the scheme will be installed late October 2016.

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Thornbury Road North – Work on this scheme also arose from a petition started on the Hounslow Council website by a resident concerned with commuter and holiday maker parking due to the proximity of Osterley Station.

Following a first stage informal consultation during April 2015 and for a detailed scheme in November 2015, IBAF agreed to add proceed to statutory formal consultation at its meeting on 21 January 2016.

Formal traffic orders are also being compiled for a statutory consultation expected to run for 21 days from mid June 2016. It will propose the creation of a completely new controlled parking zone to include Thornbury Avenue, Thornbury Road (between Great West Road and Church Road), Church Road (between Thornbury Road and Osterley Road) and Osterley Road (between Church Road and Great West Road. It would operate from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Should the statutory consultation not yield unresolvable objections, it is expected that the scheme will be installed late October 2016. A copy of the January IBAF report can be found here and map of the proposed zone here.

Permit holders only past this point sign proposed for Ravenswood Gardens and Naseby Close. These negate the need for bays marking.

Permit holders only past this point sign proposed for Ravenswood Gardens and Naseby Close. These negate the need for bays marking.

Naseby Close and Ravenswood Gardens – These two roads located off The Grove, already covered by the existing Spring Grove CPZ, were also consulted in April and November 2015 and reported to the IBAF in January 2016. Residents here also wanted in and formal traffic orders are also being compiled for a statutory consultation, mid June 2016.

Again, in the absence of unresolvable objections, the scheme is expected to be installed late October 2016 but done so with no road markings, just signs at the start of these two cul-de-sacs. A copy of the January IBAF report can be found here and map of the proposed zone here.

Spencer Road – Councillors agreed with the council’s traffic officers’ recommendation that residents of this road be included in the April 2015 consultation with neighbouring streets. The results showed that there is demand and a scheme is being progressed to address commuter parking attracted by Osterley Station and the expected impact of a zone being commissioned south of Spring Grove Road.

Statutory consultation will take place from early June 2016 for a completely new controlled parking zone and, without unresolvable objections, is likely to be installed late October 2016. A copy of the January IBAF report can be found here and map of the proposed zone here.

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Across from Isleworth Station – Work on this began following the presentation of a 100+ signature petition to the Mayor of Hounslow at a council meeting in January 2015. The petition arose from residents’ concerns over parking by commuters, crown court users and residents from nearby developments, already built and in the pipeline.

Following a first stage informal consultation during April 2015 and for a detailed scheme in November 2015, IBAF considered an officer report at its meeting on 21 January 2016 where differences of opinion on the proposals were raised, particularly over hours of operation. This gave rise to a further meeting on 9 February 2016 called by councilors and attended by 20 residents and a way forward agreed to proceed.

Formal traffic orders are now being compiled for a statutory consultation from late June 2016. It will propose the addition of Grove Road, Avenue Road, Overton Close, College Road (south of Ridgeway Road), Henley Close and Beechen Cliff Way to the existing Spring Grove CPZ which operates from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Without unresolvable objections, is likely to be installed late October 2016. A copy of the January IBAF report can be found here and map of the proposed extension to the Spring Grove zone here.

The Six Gardens – another consequence of commuter parking by Syon Lane station and close to employment sites around Great West Road. Residents appeared not only concerned by all day parking but also its effect on waste collections not taking place in this neighbourhood due to refuse lorries as well as pedestrians not being able to negotiate tight and inconsiderate parking by some on these narrow roads.

Following correspondence and meetings with residents, I raised this issue at the July 2015 IBAF and a detailed design consultation took place in January 2016 which saw serious support for parking controls here. At the 3 March 2016 IBAF, councillors agreed that the scheme should progress to statutory consultation.

This consultation will take place mid June 2016 with a proposal to include Warkworth Gardens, Otterburn Gardens, Redesdale Gardens and Northumberland Avenue (from Roxborough Avenue to Syon Lane) to the existing Syon Lane Station CPZ which operates from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Without unresolvable objections, is likely to be installed late October 2016. A copy of the January IBAF report can be found here and map of the proposed extension here.

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North of Gillette Corner – Another request arising from commuter parking impacts and a petition from residents on the Wyke Gardens Estate off Syon Lane I presented to the Mayor of Hounslow.

Informal consultation on a scheme to include Syon Park Gardens, Syon Lane, Stags Way, Crowntree Close, Wyke Close and Oaklands Avenue took place in September 2015 and reported to IBAF at its meeting on 12 November 2015. A copy of the report considered then can be found here and a map here.

Consultation on a detailed design has just ended and is expected to be reported with next steps, if any, to the next Isleworth & Brentford Area Forum scheduled for 26 May 2016.

Burlington Road – Concerned with the implications of a controlled parking scheme due for neighbouring Spencer Road, a petition was presented by residents of Burlington Road requesting that the Council consider the introduction of a CPZ in their road (operational 10.00 am – 12.00 pm, Monday to Friday. This was considered at the 3 March 2016 IBAF.

An informal consultation in Burlington Road and neighbouring streets, Vincent Road, Spring Grove Road, Witham Road and Eversley Crescent is expected to commence in June 2016 and reported to IBAF in September 2016.

Phew!

I shall make an effort to offer updates here but in the meantime happy to correspond.

 

TL 30.4.2016

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More on Moore’s: planning application now made

Following the exhibition of development proposals for the Moore’s Cycles and next door site last month and reported here: https://osterleyspringgrove.org/2016/03/05/moores-no-more/ , an application to build 34 flats over six floors has now been submitted to Hounslow Council by Network Housing Group.

Architect's impression of a development at 1a - 5 St Johns Road Isleworth

Architect’s impression of the proposed development at 1a – 5 St Johns Road Isleworth

Should it be functioning, there is a good range of documents to be found on the council’s planning website via http://www.hounslow.gov.uk under case number 00981/AI/P1. A few of these can also be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Letters seeking comment have so far been sent to 505 neighbouring addresses and comments are sought by 20 April 2016.

The St Johns Residents Association has advised that this features on the agenda for its meeting on Monday 11 April 2016  at St Johns Centre, 80 St Johns Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6RU from 8.00 pm.

As a member of Hounslow Council’s planning committee, I am happy to receive residents’ responses but do not usually comment on these matters prior to a formal decision being made should they, at some point, appear on a future meeting agenda.

TL 7.4.2016

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