WCGS

Great West Corridor – Drop-in Session 24th January

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

Annual General Meeting AGM

wcgs_logoThe Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Monday, 4th February 2019 at 7.30 pm.

The venue as usual will be the Age Concern Hall in Oxford Road North.

Latest News: Green Up Gunnersbury!

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Brentford Football Stadium – Latest News

wcgs_logoFor an update on plans and construction for the stadium and residential elements of the scheme (including closure of Lionel Road South until or beyond December 2018) see the Buildings – Western area under Planning Development or click here.

Society Meeting

wcgs_logoThe next meeting of the Society will be on Monday, 29th October at 7.30 pm.
The venue as usual is Age Concern Hall, Oxford Road North.

Latest News – Closure of Lionel Road South

Lionel Road South is now closed to motor traffic at least until 31 October 2018.
See the Buildings – Western Area section under Planning development or click here.

Update: Chiswick Curve Public Inquiry

The Public Inquiry closed on Friday, 6th July.
The Closing Statements given on Thursday afternoon and on Friday distilled the 4 weeks of evidence, cross-examination and re-examination of the Inquiry and  summed up the positions of  the Rule 6 parties – Historic England, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Kew Society, of the Council and that of the Appellant, Starbones.  To our Chairman’s surprise on Friday, she was asked if she wished to make any closing remarks.
Her Closing Statement is available here.
All Closing Statements will be made available on the Inquiry website. To find the website please click here. 
The Inspector will provide a report with a recommendation to the Secretary of State who will then make a decision. We do not, as yet, have an idea of when that decision will be made but it may not be until late 2018 or early 2019.
The combined weight of the cases made by those opposing the development provided strong grounds on which to refuse the Appeal. The Appellant’s case rested mainly on the assertion that, even when highly visible as an intrusion into views of and from the many heritage assets and residential areas surrounding the site, this would be a positive impact due to the outstanding quality of the architecture. This new “Palm House” would invoke the qualities of the Grade I Listed structure in Kew Gardens and would be greeted with as much pleasure as the Eiffel Tower seen from the streets of the centre of Paris.