Mammoth agenda for planning meeting

Decisions are set to be made on some large scale developments in Hammersmith & Fulham, including an extension to Westfield.

The meeting on May 8 sees plans for an extension at Lady Margaret School in Parsons Green, Fulham, for an extra nine classrooms that would increase the popular girls’ school’s capacity from 710 pupils to 800. These are recommended for approval.

Plans to redevelop the former Nomis Studios in Sinclair Road, Olympia, where stars such as Tina Turner and Dire Straits have recorded, have been recommended for refusal, deemed an ‘overdevelopment of the site’ by the council’s planning officers. Developer Regal has applied to demolish the existing buildings on the site and replace them with 52 flats.

Wagamama – the Japanese restaurant and noodle bar – has applied to refurbish The Old Fire Station on Shepherds Bush Road in Hammersmith, and these plans are recommended for approval.

If approved by committee, 25 new homes – a mixture of houses and flats – could be built at 282-292 Goldhawk Road, on the site of the former care home and sheltered housing scheme. The building, known as Elizabeth Finn House, has been empty since 2006.

The application by Westfield Shopping Centre to build on top of the roof of the shopping centre on Ariel Way, above Marks & Spencer, will also be decided. The application is for a roof extension to create a children’s education and entertainment area over 7,249 square metres and 3,092 sq m of retail space. It is recommended for approval.

Plans for a three-storey extension to the Access Self Storage building at 184 Shepherds Bush Road, opposite Brook Green, and to change the building’s use from storage to offices, will also be heard. Here the officer recommendation is to delegate the decision to the Executive Director of Transport and Technical Services.

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