Hounslow agrees to start the procedure
Ballymore owns about 95% of the land it intends to build on for thedevelopment south of the high street.
Hounslow Cabinet this week approved in principle to use its Compulsory Purchase powers for the acquisition of all the land necessary.
Geronimo (Ballymore's subsidiary) will have to continue to try to negotiate directly with any remaining land owners up to and beyond 30 March 2016 while the CPO process is ongoing.
A fully detailed CPO will go to Cabinet and Borough Council in due course.
Land interests include:
- post office tenancy at 102/103 High Street - lease expires May 2019
- Natwest Bank at 100 High Street - unregistered freehold owned by Natwest and some restrictive covenants in place
- Boars Head Yard - owned by P. Goddard and Sons
- 110-111 High Street - Paddy Power hold a 20-year lease
- St Lawrence Church - Geronimo hold a lease from London Diocesan Fund which does not allow development as currently permitted
- Magpie and Crown at 128 High Street - will need their beer barrel drop relocating and will lose rear access onto Brent Way
- Dock Road - freehold is ownedby Brentford Dock Ltd
- 4 and 7 County Parade - let on long residential leaseholds
- Town Wharf - land adjoining site is unregistered and may be owned by Canal & River Trust (CRT) or Port of London Authority (PLA).
- Land close to 80 High Street - freehold owned by Greater London Council
- Land at western end of site - Heidelberg own footpath and land adjacent to river bank
- Land near to Town Wharf - owned by Geronimo but land may be subjec to a potential adverse possession claim
- Right allowing boat owners to moor within scheme or on boundary - these rights may need to be acquired where they impede the development
December 16, 2015