Those who attended the Society’s meeting in June will recall members’ enthusiastic reception of Karen Liebreich’s talk about some of her past and current Chiswick projects. I am delighted that one of these the “Piazza” is to be celebrated on Sunday, September 15th and we are all invited. The street party will take place on Turnham Green Terrace from 11 am to 4 pm.
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The Society has received a copy of the Secretary of States decision letter concerning the appeals for the building and the associated advertisements.
The letter indicates that the Inspector recommended that the appeal be allowed and that planning permission and advertising consent be granted.
For the reasons given in his letter, the Secretary of State disagrees with the Inspector’s conclusions and disagrees with his recommendation.
He has decided to dismiss the appeals and to refuse planning permission and advertising consent.
The Society is delighted that the Secretary of State has dismissed the appeals but we are aware that this is not the end of the story as, unfortunately, the developer may challenge the validity of the Secretary of State’s decision by making an application to the High Court within the next six weeks.
We recognise that all planning decisions are a matter of balance between harm and benefit and we strongly endorse the conclusion of the Secretary of State :-
39. Overall, the Secretary of State disagrees with the Inspector at IR12.164, and finds that the moderate weight to be attached to the benefits of the appeal scheme in terms of housing provision, workspace provision and economic benefits, are not collectively sufficient to outweigh the great weight attached to the identified ‘less than substantial’ harm to the significance of the above heritage assets. He considers that the balancing exercise under paragraph 196 of the Framework is therefore not favourable to the proposal.
40. The Secretary of State concludes that the proposal is not in accordance with the development plan overall, and that there are no material considerations which indicate that the proposal should be determined other than in accordance with the development plan.
The Secretary of State’s decision letter together with the Inspector’s Report is available here.
These festivals are taking place on Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July. The festival organisers have appointed a Community Manager who will be the first point of call for residents. Her name is Jackie Sear and is available by e-mail on Jacqueline.email@example.com or by phone on 07957 187494. This number will be available over the events build and de-rig period of 2nd to 20th July from 8am to 6 pm and on event days from 8 am to 12am.
Further information is available at https://www.gpresidents-eventhub.com and see also https://gunnersburyfriends.org/
If you would like to receive information about future event proposals for Gunnersbury Park, please e-mail GunnersburyPark@theeventumbrella.com
It’s the Society’s Summer Meeting on Monday, 24th June.
at 7.30 at Age Concern Hall.
Karen Liebreich from Abundance will be there to talk about her work to
create a greener environment.
Hope to see you there,
As part of Keep Britain Tidy’s GBSSPRINGCLEAN 2019 and our own Green up Gunnersbury campaign we are organising a clean up in West Chiswick on:
SUNDAY 24th March from 2-3pm.
Please join us if you can. Everyone is welcome – children, please bring an adult with you!
Meeting Point: outside Gunnersbury Station at 2 pm.
The event is supported by local counsellors and LBH are providing equipment,(please bring thick gloves if you can).
There will be refreshments when we finish at 3 pm.