A public inquiry has supported H&F council’s decision to give planning permission to a controversial housing and business development at Goldhawk Road industrial estate.
It is the fourth planning decision to be ‘called in’ by the Secretary of State over recent months and the fourth where the council’s decision has been endorsed.
Last September, Hammersmith & Fulham Council gave developers LondonNewcastle permission to build 57 new houses and flats, along with eight new business units, on the site of Goldhawk Road Industrial Estate.
But some neighbouring residents, including Brackenbury Residents’ Association, have campaigned against the scheme, saying they fear it will cause traffic and parking problems, place new demands on local services and drive away local businesses.
“We understand residents’ concerns about this development, but our judgement, that we had insufficient grounds to reject the application, has now been upheld,” says Planning Committee Chairman, Cllr Alex Chalk.
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