Latest News – Secretary of State’s Decision on the Chiswick Curve.

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.

Gunnersbury Park: Lovebox and Citadel Festivals


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.sear@mamaco.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

WCGS Summer Meeting

wcgs_logoIt’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,

More on our Spring Clean-Up!

wcgs_logo greenTo see more about our Chiswick Clean-Up please click here. 

Summer in Gunnersbury!

wcgs_logo greenClick here to see some pictures of Gunnersbury in Summer on our Green Up Gunnersbury page

Spring Clean Up!

wcgs_logo greenAs 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
 if you would like further information please email: chairman@westchiswickgs.org.uk



Heathrow Airspace Consultation


 Please click here to see the Society’s response.


Please click on the relevant sections of the website (or click the lines below) for important updates on:

Heathrow (click on HACAN website link)

Local List

Brentford Football Stadium,

Chiswick Curve


Footbridge from Business Park to Chiswick Park Tube now open.


For more information, please see Gunnersbury Tube page on the Current Issues tab or  click here. 

Great West Corridor – Drop-in Session 24th January

For details see under Great West Corridor Plan Review under Planning Policy or click here .