The proposed conservation area will be discussed at a meeting of the West Chiswick and Gunnersbury Society on Monday 23 September in the Age Concern building, Oxford Road North - starting at 8.00pm. This meeting is open to all residents in the area - including non-members of the society.

28 Thorney Hedge Road, Chiswick, W4 5SD




Residents will have received a letter from Hounslow Council seeking their views about the proposed Thorney Hedge and Turnham Green conservation areas. The letter invited residents to return a form to show if they supported, or opposed, this proposal. Responses need to be returned to the Council by 27 September.

You may well have received leaflets that either support, or opposed, the Council's proposal. This letter aims to clarify what is involved in living in a conservation area and recommends that you support the Council's proposal.

West Chiswick & Gunnersbury Society members agreed at a meeting earlier this year that the area would benefit from conservation status for the following reasons:

  • It imposes extra controls and protection against the persistent applications for new developments in the area i.e. the proposed 28 storey development next to Gunnersbury Station.
  • It provides a stronger protective barrier against unsympathetic developers, who want to demolish buildings for commercial gain - such as the John Bull Public House.
  • Conservation areas usually result in an increase in property values compared with the market values of comparable housing outside the area.
  • It helps to generate a stronger feeling of neighbourhood pride in the area; and increased awareness of its historical and architectural merit.

A conservation area DOES NOT MEAN:

  • The introduction of extra planning controls over existing properties.
  • The imposition of enforced changes to the present features of your property, unless they are unlawful under present planning guidelines.
  • Any changes in the Council's treatment of requests for alterations to your property. Proposed alterations require planning permission, irrespective of whether you live within, or outside, a conservation area (except for minor alterations).


17 September 2002

New Conservation Areas in West Chiswick Proposed

Revised Plans for Chiswick West Submitted

West Chiswick and Gunnersbury Society's Letter Objecting to Wing House Development

Chiswick on the March

West Chiswick and Gunnersbury Society

Comments on the new plans

New Application to Demolish John Bull

Residents Group Writes to Architects

Minutes of Meeting of Local residents

Opposition Grows to Chiswick West

Full Text of Letter of Objection from Peter Eversden

Sample Letter of Objection from local resident

Spokesman for Developer Urges Residents to View Plans Before Deciding

Comment on this issue on the Chiswick Discussion Forum

Transport Plans for Chiswick Business Park

Your local Council Representatives

Contact details for your MP