PARK CONSERVATION AREA A STEP CLOSER
Councillors in favour of measure to protect
area from unsympathetic development
catalyst for the move has been the increased concern
about the level of development in the area most
particularly where it meet the river. The recent
surprise decision to give approval to the St. George's
residential development at Kew has highlighted that
it cannot be assumed that existing planning measures
protect the character of this part of the river.
years of campaigning by local
residents the prospect of a
Grove Park conservation area
looks a step closer. This will
complement the existing area
in Strand on the Green.
at a recent Chiswick Area Committee
meeting expressed their approval
for the idea.
plan will now go forward to
be decided by the Council at
a borough level. If it was to
be implemented planning permission
would be required for more minor
to be redeveloped despite opposition
strategy for protecting the Thames
from neglect and inappropriate development
has been drawn up. Chiswick residents have
been asked to give their comments on the strategy.
Support for a Grove Park conservation area
can be registered through an on-line feedback
move could be particularly timely for the residents
of Hartington Court who are currently attempting
to stop the development of their art deco block.
Sue Tilleray of the Hartington Court
residents' association commented:
on the Green and Dukes Meadows could be linked
with a further protected area, which
would be for everyone's benefit, rather than
for commercial exploitation. Giles Underhill's
of Foxtons belief that 'leaseholders
would benefit from the symbiotic mutually advantageous
plans' appears to lack understanding of this
riverside landmark. Perhaps the only symbiotic
relationship here is that between developer
and estate agent?"
pointed out Hartington Court can be seen from
Stand-on-the-Green and Kew so that increasing
the height of the building would have an undesirable
impact on the riverside environment and set
a precedent for the redevelopment of other
riverside properties. She urged Grove Park
residents to make a comment on the balance
they wish to see between conservation and development
during the Thames Strategy consultation period.
were unavailable for comment on the issue.
from the forum on this issue
Strategy Consultation - see what is proposed
and give your views
Court Residents described as "Nimbys"
by estate agent
on Hartington Court from Sunday Times
CPZ for Grove Park?