Following a refusal at the 12 January 2017 Planning Committee, an amended application is back before councillors on Thursday 9 March 2017 at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road on the agenda for a meeting that starts at 7.30 pm.
Dudley House, The Grove, Isleworth
A copy of the planning officer’s report can be found here with a recommentation for approval.
Not shared in time for mention in the committee report, a 109 signature petition making comment on the planning application in relation to the Spring Grove Conservation Area was given to me for handing in to the council’s planners. A copy of the petition prayer can be found here and its content will be referred to in an Addendum Report in time for the meeting.
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.
Filed under Council Business, Events, Great West Road, H28 bus, Middlesex, Neighbourhoods, Osterley, Roads, Spring Grove, TfL, Thornbury Road, Traffic
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.
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.
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
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