Penthouse Flats For Chiswick Village Turned Down

Planning Committee votes against allowing fifteen apartments


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Residents at Chiswick Village are relieved that a plan to build fifteen penthouse apartments on the top of their mansion block has been turned down by the Planning Committee.

A decision against the application to build the flats made by developers South Quay Commercial, was taken last night.

The committee over-ruled the planning officer's recommendation to approve the development.

The Board of Directors of Chiswick Village Residents had made representations to the Committee and a number of Chiswick councillors, including John Todd, spoke at the meeting.

A view of the apartment block

The Planning Officers' report can be read here. The position of the Board of Chiswick Village is available on their website web site 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 developer had proposed building fifteen 2-bed rooftop apartments 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.

August 1, 2014

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