At Hounslow Council’s Annual General Meeting on 23 May 2017, I had the honour of being appointed to the Chair of the Isleworth and Brentford Area Forum for 2017/2018.
Until now, the location of the IBAF meetings have been pretty static, held in Brentford but this year we are taking this bi monthly democratic event on the road and trying as best to give advance notice of items planned for discussion and decision.
Tomorrow’s meeting will be held in Syon Ward at the St Johns Community Centre, 80 St Johns Road, Isleworth then on 28 September 2017 we shall be at the splendid Spring Grove House, West Thames College. Current proposals for locations and items for future meetings through to March 2018 can be found here.
A special meeting of the IBAF, to mark Local Democracy Week 2017, is being planned for early October 2017 where the focus will be on the current IBAF Action Plan and a Young People’s Open Forum; details will follow when firm.
All are welcome to attend and to contribute via the regular Open Forum agenda item and by submitting written questions prior, particularly relating to matters from the IBAF’s four constituent Wards, Osterley & Spring Grove; Isleworth; Isleworth; Brentford but also other Hounslow Council matters.
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 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 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.
Open evening Thursday 17 March 2016 from 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm at Coomb House, 7 St Johns Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6NH
Coomb House already has planning permission for a 59 room budget hotel
Currently an office block next to Network Rail’s graffiti bridge, Coomb House, 7 St Johns Road, Isleworth was awarded planning permission for a 59 room budget hotel on 30 May 2014, see details here and here.
Kentish Town based Architects Network Ltd, have been engaged to draw up new plans for the site and increase the number of rooms to 90, a building extension, public facilities as well as other proposals.
A new planning application is yet to be submitted to Hounslow Council but the design team have invited neighbours to a pre planning consultation to explain details of the scheme, to talk through proposed plans and layouts prior to a new planning application.
The event takes place tomorrow, Thursday 17 March 2016 from 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm at Coomb House, 7 St Johns Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6NH
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 3.3.2016
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 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.