Opposition To Penthouse Flats For Chiswick Village

Planning Committee to decide on proposal to build fifteen apartments


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Residents at Chiswick Village are opposing a plan to build fifteen penthouse apartments on the top of their mansion block.

A decision on the application, from developers South Quay Commercial, is to be made at a meeting of the LBH Planning Committee on Thursday (July 31).

Planning officers have recommended approval of the development, but the Board of Directors of Chiswick Village Residents have urged all those opposed to make representations even at this late stage. The Planning Officers' report can be read here

A view of the apartment block

The position of the Board of Directors is that it remains in opposition to the proposal and they have asked to be allowed to speak at the meeting of July 31st. Their position is available on their website www.chiswickvillagew4.co.uk on the ‘Strategy’ page and in the section ‘Roof Top Proposals’.

A view of how the development would look

Chiswick Village, an Art Deco block of 280 apartments near Oxford Road South, was built in 1935. Since 2007 the board of resident Directors has carried out a £1.2 million series of improvements.

Previous planning applications have failed on the grounds of overdevelopment, loss of open space or inadequate parking.

The current proposal is for fifteen 2-bed rooftop apartments to be constructed on the roof level of each of the existing 15 residential blocks and demolition and rebuild of the garages to the south to provide 19 parking garages.

Chiswick Village Residents Ltd owns the freehold of the fifteen apartment blocks. The freehold to the garages and development rights of the roof area are in separate ownerships.

July 29, 2014

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