|Future Plans For Pissarro Site|
The owner is set to announce plans to redevelop the former restaurant
A proposal to redevelop the former Pissarro restaurant site is set to be announced next week. The owner of the site has invited local people to attend a public exhibition next Tuesday, December 8th, at Chiswick Pier House, Corney Reach, W4 2UG from 3-8 pm
Details of the plans are being kept secret until then although it is expected that the plans will be for residential housing.
The owners have employed a PR company Cascade, to mount the exhibition, which they say will be an opportunity for the local residents to see the proposals before a planning application is submitted to Hounslow Council. It is not known if they are working on behalf of Gort Investments, the freeholder, or a new company.
The restaurant closed nearly two and an application to redevelop the restaurant into flats was withdrawn in August 2014.
The plans for the Chiswick riverside site had been controversial and nearly 200 residents had opposed the original plans which would have extended the existing site and build eight two-bedroom flats with parking spaces and bicycle storage.
Locals in the Corney Reach area want the Pissarro site considered as an Asset Of Community Value and to be retained as a restaurant, and not developed into housing.
Pissarro, which was named in honour of the 'Father of French Impressionism', Camille Pissarro (who painted many local scenes in the 1890s), opened in the late 1990s when it was owned by local investors. The restaurant has had a chequered history ,and at one stage suffered a serious fire. It closed down in January 2014 with management saying there was not enough business in that area to make it a commercial success.
December 4, 2015