The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has gone against a planning inspector’s recommendation and refused to allow Galliard Homes’ appeal of Hounslow Council’s refusal of their Chiswick Curve plans.
Hounslow Council refused planning permission for the mixed use project with 32 storey and 25 storey towers, containing up to 327 new homes, along with office and retail/restaurant uses, and three large digital advertising billboards.
The Secretary of State, James Brokenshire, disagreed with the Inspector over the plans submitted by Galliard subsidiary, Starbones, for the site, on Chiswick Roundabout on the A4, in particular over their impact on the surrounding heritge assets – such as Gunnersbury Park. This led him to conclude that the proposal is not in accordance with the development plan overall, and that there are no material considerations which indicate that the proposal should be determined other than in accordance with the development plan.
He therefore agreed with Hounslow Council, and refused the appeal.