Chiswick Mall’s Heron House Denied New Restaurant
restaurant for riverside beauty spot but speculation has it that
a mystery celebrity chef has not yet abandoned plan
Parking would not be a problem at
to create an upmarket restaurant at Heron House on Chiswick Mall
came unstuck this week as planning permission was refused. The council's
reason for turning down the application was that “the proposal would
not preserve or enhance the Chiswick conservation area.''
There were also concerns voiced over the loss of residential use
of the building, an increase in noise and parking issues.
Rumour has it that a highly regarded chef was behind the application
but the surveyor handling the application did not reveal any names
when questioned by the Brentford Chiswick and Isleworth Times. He
did however express his disappointment at the application’s refusal
and indicated that they would be appealing the decision.
went on to argue that parking was not an issue and that other concerns
such as noise and smells were unfounded, given the property's situation
near the A4 and local brewery. He stressed that the issue of loss
of residence would be offset by the creation of approximately 15
agent's report that was presented to support the application was
the subject of a certain amount of ridicule as, in its attempt to
persuade the authorities that Chiswick Mall wouldn't suffer from
the establishment of a restaurant, it chose to portray the arguably
one of the most beautiful parts of London as suffering from chronic
noise and smells.
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