Boathouse to be demolished
submitted to replace it with three new houses
abandoned boathouse at 76 Grove Park Road which stands neglected
and currently occupied by squatters is to be demolished and replaced
with three new three-storey terraced houses new plans get approved.
premises, occupied until 1988 by Bason & Arnold, were used as
a boat repair yard and club. There was also a re-fuelling point
for boats moored at the jetty with fuel pumped from tanks located
in the basement of the boathouse building.
Wheelhouse Club met there for some time but sadly its usefulness
ceased and the once hansom building has been left to deteriorate.
application to demolish the existing building and build three new
homes was submitted back in 1989 but was refused on the grounds
of loss of the boatyard and its amenities. The opportunity to appeal
the ruling was later granted when it became obvious of the unlikehood
that the boatyard’s business would ever be reinstated. In 1995 permission
was granted for the three new homes and a lengthy planning process
are already a fair number of objections on a number of grounds including
loss of privacy however, interestingly a number of river users have
conflicting views of what to do the rotting jetty.
planning issues with be discussed at the Chiswick
Area Planning meeting on 16th July 2003 and therefore further
details will follow.
July 10, 2003
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