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.


Informal Gathering on 21st May,2018

With the success of the last get-to-together at the Gunnersbury Pub, we plan to have another informal meeting which this time, will include a short walk before. The walk will be an opportunity to  point out and give some background details on some of the buildings that the committee and members put forward to be included in the Local List.

The meeting and the walk is open to members and their friends.

The walk starts at the Queens Head Pub  (12 Sutton Lane North, W4 4LD) at 7.00pm and the meeting will be at the Pilot Pub (56 Wellesley Road, W4 4BZ) at 8.00pm.

Policing Re-organisation

Hounslow, Ealing and Hillingdon are among  the first London boroughs to be brought together under a new policing structure.
The Hounslow Borough Commander, Raj Kohl, becomes the new Neighbourhoods Superintendent for all three boroughs.
A new Basic Command Unit  (BCU) covers all three boroughs; its commander is Paul Martin who has been the Ealing commander for some years and has been involved in the pilot stages of the new BCU structure.

WCGS Annual General Meeting

The Society’s AGM will be on Monday, 5th February at 7.30 pm.

The venue as usual is Age Concern Hall, Oxford Road North.

The Minutes of the AGM held on Monday, 5th February 2018  are available here.

Latest News – Air Pollution

The Council have published a Draft Air Quality Action Plan for consultation.

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Map showing Nitrogen Dioxide concentrations in the borough from the report.


If you wish to know more please click here to go to the Council’s webpage.

The consultation consists of an action plan  (this a quite large report -the actual plan starts on page 48), a short online survey and a two page questionnaire. These can be viewed and completed together or separately.

The closing date to reply is the 17th December, 2017. 




Latest News – Changes to bus routes 391 and 440

TfL are consulting on changes to local bus routes, including reducing the frequency of route 391 to every 15 minutes during weekday daytimes and to every 20 minutes during weekday evenings and all day on Sundays. Route 440 would be diverted to run direct via Acton Lane between Turnham Green and Chiswick Park Station and would no longer serve Chiswick Health Centre and Acton Green. Consultation closes 17th September.

See the Traffic and Transport section under Street Environment or please click here.

Latest News – Developers of the Chiswick Curve Appeal against the Council’s Decision.

wcgs_logoThe Fight continues!

See the Chiswick Curve page under Current Issues or please click here .

Latest News – Chiswick in Pictures Exhibition

A new exhibition on Chiswick by professional local artists and photographers will be in the atrium of Clayton Hotel, 626 Chiswick High Rd from 7th September – 28th October 2017.

It will feature 17 local artists and photographers including Jon Perry who has supplied us with some photographs for this website.

For more information please click here to see the article on the Chiswick Calendar website. 

New Photos

Photos We hope that you enjoy the range of photos now on the website. You will see that many of them are by local photographer, Jon Perry, whom we commissioned to provide a portfolio of some of the interesting features from the streets and buildings within our patch. Others are taken by members of the Society.

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For example, this photo of the magnificent wild flower meadow in Gunnersbury Park was taken recently by our chairman. If you haven’t been to the park lately, it is well worth a visit to see the meadow and to view the progress being made on the regeneration. The wraps are off the large mansion and the new café is taking shape.

A new leaflet on forthcoming events in the park is available – please click here. 

WCGS Public Meeting – Monday 3rd July 7.30pm

WCGS Public Meeting at the Age Concern Hall, Oxford Road North, Chiswick, W4 4EH

Members of the Society, and all residents of the area, are invited to our Public Meeting.

This is a good opportunity to hear about the latest developments:

  • Current Planning Issues
  • Possible Future Developments
  • Other issues which residents might which to raise.

Please come and have your say on these vital matters affecting the quality of life in your area.  Bring your friends and neighbours .

Our Guest Speaker is the Stephen Hine of the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society.

Drinks in the garden after the meeting.

To see the latest news on developments  in  the East Brentford/Gunnersbury area then click below:


Development in East Brentford/Gunnersbury: July 2017