|Covenant May Protect Gunnersbury Park
Plans to extend private school to the school mansion may fall foul of restrictions
Further to the recent announcement by Gunnersbury Park Joint Advisory Panel, formed by Ealing and Hounslow councils to manage Gunnersbury Park, that a private school may take over the small mansion at Gunnersbury Park , local resident Maria Cunha has raised the issue of the Rothschild Covenant which protects Gunnersbury Park.
Writing to Alpha Plus Group Ltd and The Falcons School for Girls she asks:
Are you aware that Gunnersbury Park is protected by the Rothschild Covenant of 1925, renewed in 1926, that stipulates that the Park is to be used solely as a public park or sports ground?
As quoted in the above law report, the Councils undertook by deed that:
“they will not use the land and hereditaments for any purpose other than as a
public park or sports ground and that the mansion houses and buildings on the said
As intended Lessees for 200 years, you are bound by the Restrictive Covenant. All the
Your school’s proposals would be in breach of the covenant. I am concerned that a private
Local residents have not heard that an Application is being made to the Upper Tribunal
Yvonne Johnson, the Chair of Gunnersbury Park Joint Advisory Panel, has been asked to comment on this matter.
April 18, 2013