Plan to Demolish Victorian House For 'Senior' Housing

Two and a half storey building proposed for Sutton Court Road

Property on Barrowgate Road to be demolished


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A Victorian house at 23 Sutton Court Road (on the corner of Barrowgate Road), which local groups had campaigned to retain on architectural and historical grounds, is the subject of a new application for demolition. It is planned to build nine apartments which will be reserved for people over 55 in a two and a half storey building in the site.

There was a previous attempt made to knock down the house which is at the junction with Barrowgate Road in 2013 when the One Housing Group tried to get permission to build a new residential centre for people with mental health problems.

Over 200 locals in surrounding streets had then objected to the plans at this time saying the house should be preserved as it is in the Wellesley Road Conservation area. The West Chiswick and Gunnersbury Society and local groups had rejected the design from the housing group. They wanted retention and renovation of the existing building which they said was of historical and architectural merit.

A revised planning statement from the developers said they had taken into account objections to the previous scheme and reduced the building height and footprint and improved the siting.

Support for the proposed use at the site has been received by the Council’s Head of Affordable Housing, who said, “The delivery of the Sutton Court Road scheme has direct and indirect benefits across health, social care and housing in Hounslow. Nationally three in four older people retiring are homeowners and increasing the supply of private market housing through schemes such Sutton Court Road provides greater choice and independence for older people in Hounslow."

CGI of the planned building

A consultation event for the plan was held at Chiswick Town Hall in January 2016. Twenty-two people attended with five completing feedback forms.

The building would have an enclosed scaffold providing protection during the demolition to contain Noise and Dust emissions.


September 16, 2017

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