Potential Reprieve for Station House Pub

Council planners set to block plans to build flats on the site

Planned design changes to Station House building
Planned design changes to Station House building


Plan for Residential Development At Grove Park Pub

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A plan to reduce the size of the Station House pub in Grove Park and build extra flats on the site looks set to be blocked by Hounslow Council planners.

An application had been submitted for a conversion of part of the ground floor and erection of a part first floor side extension with the addition of a basement to accommodate five flats.

The size of the pub was to be be significantly decreased to allow more of the building to be converted to residential use. There would have been a reduction of around 42% in the floor space of the pub and it is understood that there would be no staff living on the premises. Currently the family running the pub live on site.

Five objections were made to the application including on the grounds of the loss of space in the pub and the likelihood that live music would no longer be possible at the venue. It was also pointed out that with the launch of the Grove Park Piazza, footfall in the area around the pub was likely to increase significantly.

Council planners agreed that the proposal would lead to the loss of a community asset and said they intended to refuse the application. However, if the ground floor flat included in the plan was removed, thereby no longer requiring the pub to have such a drastic reduction in size, they might reconsider their objection.

A previous proposal was rejected at the end of last year and these revised plans had been submitted by Associate Properties Limited which is based in Birmingham.

The reference for the application is P/2020/3154.

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November 8, 2020

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