Category Archives: Northumberland Estate

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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Former Shell Syon Gate Garage plot: Sky

Progressing the development of its HQ and movement of personnel from other locations on Great West Road, the Sky corporation is seeking stop gap staff parking.

Former Syon Gate Garage site from Gillette Corner, Isleworth

Former Syon Gate Garage site from Gillette Corner, Isleworth

Hounslow Council has received an application for a 130 space temporary car park on the long vacant former Syon Gate Garage site bounded by Northumberland Avenue, Syon Lane and Great West Road, Isleworth.

Should it receive permission, the car park would operate Monday to Friday between 7.00 and 21.00. It would be security staffed with access from Northumberland Avenue and exit on to Great West Road.

Former Syon Gate Garage site from Northumberland Avenue, Isleworth

Former Syon Gate Garage site from Northumberland Avenue, Isleworth

Documents relating to the application can be found on the council’s website but for ease of access can also be accessed from links below:

It is likely that this application will be considered at the 3 November 2016 Planning Committee and until then, comments can emailed to planningcomments@hounslow.gov.uk quoting reference 00505/AF/P26.

TL 16.10.2016

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Filed under Great West Road, Neighbourhoods, Northumberland Estate, Osterley, Parking, Planning, Sky, Traffic

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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Filed under Great West Road, Housing, Middlesex, Neighbourhoods, Northumberland Estate, Osterley, Planning

Southern Fail: Sadiq would do better

Claire Perry MP couldn’t hack sorting it and resigned as Railways Minister last week.  Labour Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on the other hand is keen to take responsibility where hapless ministers and private sector pirates continue to fail commuters.

A GTR Southern train - GTR's recent new timetable removed 300+ daily services

A GTR Southern train – with government blessing, GTR’s recent new timetable removed 300+ daily services

Hounslow commuters change trains at Clapham Junction, many from Osterley & Spring Grove Ward’s Syon Lane and Isleworth Stations to get to work at Victoria, Croydon and elsewhere using Southern Rail franchised to Govia Thameslink Railways.  A few conversations I’ve had with constituents include horror stories of half length trains, jammed and hot carriages, delays and cancellations caused, in the main, by a badly managed franchise where the onus is on cutting costs and boodting shareholder profits at the expense of a vital public service.

This week the Mayor of London wrote to the Transport Secretary asking for TfL to be put in temporary charge of the Southern part of the GTR franchise.  His letter to borough councillors describing that approach can be found here.

In 2014 the Department for Transport agreed to pay GTR £8.9 billion over the seven year franchise with GTR receiving all passenger revenues.

GTR owner, Go-Ahead Group plc Chief Executive David Brown received £2.16 million in total between July 2014 and June 2015, with the majority of this comprised of bonus payments.

TL  22.7.2016

 

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Wardabout on Northumberland Estate with Hounslow Highways – Tuesday 31 May 2016 at 11.00 am to 12.00 pm

The latest in our neighbourhoods mooches took place today on the Northumberland Estate in the rain and with added splash.  We were not deterred, the silver lining was the noting of quite a few pondings and blocked gulleys.

Wardabout on Quakers Lane with Satbir and Ali from Hounslow Highways, James from Hounslow Council, Northumberland Estate residents Sarah, Alan, David and Pia, Councillor O'Reilly and me (behind the lens)

Wardabout on Quakers Lane with Satbir and Ali from Hounslow Highways, James from Hounslow Council, Northumberland Estate residents Sarah, Alan, David and Pia, Councillor O’Reilly and me (behind the lens)

Residents welcomed this Hounslow Highways initiative and their local knowledge helped put issues into historic perspective.  Everyone said they loved the new trees planted in most roads on the Northumberland  over the winter and today they saw them getting a good water.

The list of issues spotted, raised and marked for resolution within 28 days can be found here.

TL 31.5.2016

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Filed under Council Business, Events, Great West Road, Hounslow Highways, Middlesex, Neighbourhoods, Northumberland Estate, Road works, Roads, TfL