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.
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.
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
Following last April’s exhibition at St Mary’s Church, developer STS Group Investments has, this summer, submitted a planning application to convert and extend, above and behind, Dudley House on The Grove, Isleworth.
Dudley House, September 2016
The plans show the creation of 9 one bedroom, 6 two bedrooms and 2 three bedrooms flats at this former nursing home site together with associated service and parking proposals. This scheme is for private dwellings.
Proposed front elevation at Dudley House, The Grove, Isleworth
A number of documents can be found on the LB Hounslow planning website filed under the reference 00523/C/P14 and are also available for inspection at Isleworth Library but some are included here:
Comments on this application may still be made up until a decision is made; at the time of writing there is no indication as to when the council’s planning committee will consider it. The next three meetings are scheduled to take place on 3 November 2016, 1 December 2016 and 12 January 2017.
All previous posts on Dudley House can be found here.
At the end of a month where a public meeting at St Marys Church Hall saw over 60 residents attend, a petition with 91 signatures and 32 letters objecting, the remaining planning application to dilute Dudley House’s status as a nursing home was, last week, withdrawn.
Dudley House, The Grove: after a month of exercising neighbours, both planning applications now binned
On the eve of Hounslow Council planners refusing the removal of a condition allowing Dudley House to only operate as a nursing home, Pearl Resources Limited’s agent advised the authority that they would, “withdraw the application and submit a Certificate for Lawful Use to confirm the use of the property as any type of care home”.
The ambition and future application to use Dudley House as any type of care home may raise new issues and planners have been asked that should one be submitted, residents and councilors are advised and allowed to comment prior to any decision made.