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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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Moore’s no more?

Development proposal consultation for Moore’s Cycles, St Johns Road

Thursday 10 March 2016 from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm at St John the Baptist Church, St Johns Road, Isleworth

Moore's Cycles at 3-5 St Johns Road, Isleworth as at 3 March 2016

Moore’s Cycles at 3-5 St Johns Road, Isleworth as at 3.3.2016

Network Housing Group will be holding a public exhibition at St John the Baptist Church, St Johns Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6NY on a drop in basis between 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm on 10 March 2016.

They will be displaying images of proposals to provide 36 new homes within a part 3, part 5 storey building comprising of a mix of affordable and private sale residential units, as well on site car parking and cycle parking. A copy of the flyer for this event can be found here.

Image of proposed development to replace Moore's Cycles, St Johns Road, Isleworth

Image of proposed housing development to replace Moore’s Cycles, St Johns Road, Isleworth

The flyer states that, “The site currently comprises vacant commercial buildings” but residents will be familiar with its still open and long term operation as local family firm, Moore’s Cycles.

Network Housing Group advise that it hopes to submit a planning application by 18 March 2016.

TL 5.3.2016

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South Western Rail Franchise: Good meeting, get your responses in, pronto

Attendance and participation at last night’s meeting where we learnt more about the way our local train service works and how important it is to different users was a pleasure to be a part of.

Train at Syon Lane

Train at Syon Lane

Local resident, Michael Peacock, at very short notice was put on the spot to present but was asked to because of his in depth knowledge of the workings of our local railway and its context within the national network.

Many participants shared their views and also offered a range of proposals for the Department of Transport’s stakeholder consultation for the South Western Rail Franchise.  Notes from the meeting can be found here and should  be useful when preparing a response to the DfT before the 9 February 2016 deadline.

A copy of the consultation document can be found here and ways of responding to it here.

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You wait for one consultation then two turn up at the same time.

Last week, the Department of Transport and Transport for London published another document, A new approach to rail passenger services in London and the South East, this describes a longer than recent ambition to incorporate suburban rail services (including ours) into the London Overground network.  This is also worth responding to (in a similar way to the SWRF) and can be downloaded from here, the closing date for this one is 18 March 2016.

Happy to recieve copies of your responses.

 

TL  28.1.2016

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Isleworth Station: SWT Franchise almost up – meeting to define the next

Public meeting on the South Western Rail Franchise

on Wednesday 27 January 2016 from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm

at Spring Grove House, West Thames College,

London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4HS

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Wherever you are on The Hounslow Loop, this is an opportunity to find out and share more thoughts about our local train stations and services available from there. Whether it’s the number of departures per hour, length of trains, state and safe use of the stations, best price ticketing, there is room to make comment during the franchise consultation running until 9 February 2016.

A copy of the Rail Executive’s Stakeholder Consultation for the South Western Rail Franchise can be found here. Doable on a journey to and back from Waterloo, particularly the parts between pages 27 and 47. Continue reading

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Thornbury Park: More friends than you may have thought

Another decent turnout in The Music Room, Spring Grove House courtesy of the good people at West Thames College last Wednesday 4 November 2015.  This time for people to share thoughts and experiences of Thornbury Park and to explore the potential of setting up a friends group for the place.

Thornbury Park looking west from near the Rennels Way and Sidmouth Avenue entrance

Thornbury Park looking west from near the Rennels Way and Sidmouth Avenue entrance

There were quite a few justified grumbles about the way the park is maintained and managed, litter, graffiti, drinking, motorbike riding, drugs activity as well as lack of other facilities and no organised activities and sports.

But at the same time almost all present had good to say about the place, an oasis of green in a growing town with albeit limited and semi neglected play and sports facilities, a good place to walk with or without a dog.

The most encouraging aspect of the evening was the good and practical ideas offered by residents present, a wish to move forward but not ignoring the present issues. Each was given an opportunity to write three things they like, three don’t likes and three ways they would improve Thornbury Park.  A summary of the points can be found here and a full list containing all comments made is here.

Also heartening is a list so far of 11 residents offering their time and skills to form a friends group as is the support, offered and implied, by the St Johns Residents Association, Hounslow Council’s Community Partnerships Unit and Hounslow Central Ward councillors, two of whom, Ajmer and Pritam Grewal were in attendance too.  The note taking of Christine Diwell from the Isleworth Society was much appreciated and these (including a discussion on Isleworth Station, the same night) can be found here.

Sign on a housing estate local to Thornbury Park offering advice to youngsters

Sign on a housing estate local to Thornbury Park offering advice to youngsters

What’s next then?  A report of the meeting will be shared with Hounslow Council, Carillion and the Police and feedback and their comments sought.  Residents who signed up their services will be contacted over the next couple of weeks with a view to meet, discuss and plan.

It would also be good to meet, even at this time of the year, for an hour’s walk in Thornbury Park at 10.00 a.m on Saturday 21 November 2015.  Rendezvous by the playground near the London Road entrance.

As always happy to hear from anyone, email tony.louki@hounslow.gov.uk

TL 7.11.2015

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