Chiswick Curve – The Fight Continues!

wcgs_logoThe developer of the Chiswick Curve is appealing against the London Borough of Hounslow’s Refusal of the 32-storey building and the media screens.
The Public Inquiry will begin at 10 am on Tuesday, 12th June 2018 at Brentford Free Church, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 8DW.
This Public Inquiry is immensely important for the future not only of this part of the borough of Hounslow but also, more generally, of West London. The outcome will set the scene for other developments in the area.
What is at stake is our precious heritage, the character and context of our neighbourhoods and the quality of our lives and those of future residents, including any who might live in the development at Chiswick Roundabout should it be built. Much of what is at stake is what will be lost —and it will be lost for ever.
Be there to hear the Council, Historic England, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and others defend the Council’s refusal of the development and to hear how the developer’s team seek to justify the proposed development.
To see the Draft Inquiry Programe please click here.
The Inquiry will run for 4 weeks, Tuesday to Friday, each day starting at 10am at the Brentford Free Church (unless stated otherwise on the programme)
The website for the Inquiry is available here (please click here). More information will be made available closer to the Inquiry start.
Weeks 1 and 2 The Council will present its case followed by the “Rule 6” parties, Historic England, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Kew Society. This will be followed by “third parties” including WCGS; the Society’s Chairman has indicated her intention to speak.
Week 3 The Appellant, Starbones will present its case.
Week 4 Closing submissions
While you may not to be able to attend the Inquiry in its entirety, please attend as much as you can.
Talk to friends and neighbours – you could, perhaps, share attendance between you.
Thanks to The Chiswick Calendar, we can get an idea of numbers attending each day.
Please fill out the Rota Form provided on its website and The Chiswick Calendar will add the information (not your name, just a head count of numbers attending each day) to the calendar so that you can see which days there are people attending and where there are gaps.
To find the Rota Form on the Chiswick Calender website please click here.
Please attend as much of the Inquiry as you can; your support would be especially welcome on:
  • Days 1 and 2 (Tuesday 12th June and Wednesday, 13th June),
  • Day 7* (Thursday 21st June) when the Society and other resident groups speak
  • Days 9 to 11 when the developer presents his case
  • Day 13* (Wednesday 4th July) for the Closing submissions

*These later parts of the programme are subject to confirmation.

Before you come to the Inquiry why not download and print out this Card – please click here.
While members of the public will not be able to speak at the Inquiry, you can bring this card along and use the reverse side to get your message across.

To see the comments sent by the Society on the Appeal click here.

Latest Articles on the Chiswick Curve

To see the latest article on the Chiswick Curve on the W4 website please click here.

To see the latest article on the Chiswick Curve on the TW8 website please click here.

To see the latest article on the Chiswick Curve on the Kew Society website please click here.


For more background information please click here and scroll down the page.


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