'Chiswick West' scheme finally killed off
Mystery developer abandons attempt to build Gunnersbury skyscraper
Plans for a 28 storey skyscraper on Chiswick High Road seem finally to have been laid to rest. Developer Clifton Cape have withdrawn their appeal to the planning inspectorate who had received over 100 letters in opposition to the scheme. The development is a major victory for the West Chiswick and Gunnersbury Society which had campaigned tirelessly against the plan since it was first revealed.
Councillors on Hounslow's Council's Sustainable Development Committee (SDC), the body which rules on larger planning applications in the borough, were informed of the decision at a meeting this week. At the same meeting they also refused permission for Clifton Cape to build high rise housing in the same area. The revised plans were for three blocks of housing with a maximum height of 12 storeys around a central piazza.
Clifton Cape plan to appeal this decision and the case will be heard by the planning inspectorate in September.
May 17, 2004