New Conservation Area Proposed for Chiswick High Road
Heathfield Terrace to Chiswick Lane would get extra planning protection
Hounslow Council is proposing a new conservation area in the centre of Chiswick.
The Council, along with English Heritage, has carried out a review of part of Chiswick High Road and immediate environs and is now planning to create the Chiswick High Road Conservation Area.
The new conservation area has been a possibility since 2001, when it was first raised as a possible westward extension along the High Road of the existing Turnham Green conservation area
The council is proposing the new conservation area as a distinct and different area due to its differing character reflecting the commercial development that grew up along the High Road in the late 19th and early 20th century.
The area covered will include buildings along the High Road from east of Heathfield Terrace until Chiswick Lane and the parts of Turnham Green Terrace and Devonshire Road closest to the High Road.
A spokesperson for the Chiswick High Road Action Group said that they were 'delighted' with the move.
Cllr Steve Curran, leader of the council, said: “Local people really value and appreciate the style and character of the High Road, and by creating this new conservation area, we will be better able to resist developments that could harm its appearance.”
The area would include the site of the Packhorse and Talbot pub which has recently had a demolition notice published on it. Inclusion in a conservation area would complicate demolition and restrict what could be developed on the site.
Comments on the proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, 27 August 2014.
Chiswick High Road Conservation Area
August 20, 2014