Extension to Griffin Park Planning Application
Surrounding residents concerned about impact
Local residents surrounding Griffin Park met with developers on Monday in a bid to clarify details of the planning application.
Wilmott Dixon have submitted a plan for 75 residential units, with a mix of 2-5 bedroom family houses, between 2-4 storeys.
Paper copies of the plans arrived at Brentford library 10 days late in a 21 day consultation process so the deadline for comments has been extended to 7th August.
Though residents have generally welcomed the proposals to have family homes and a small park built on the Griffin Park site, detailed review of the plans has prompted some serious concerns.
The drawings indicate that the new development will be overbearing for existing neighbours, consisting of uninterrupted terraces that are similar in scale to the stadium buildings. For New Road residents the new terraces would be even higher than the apex of the stadium. Privacy was also raised as an important concern as the new structures have two large windows on each level of the 2.5 and 3 storey homes, that look directly into neighbouring gardens. Residents have been asking the developers for visualisations of the view from their homes, but they have so far been resistant to providing them.
Boundary fences will be addressed later in the development, a matter that concerns virtually all homes backing onto Griffin Park.
Residents on Braemar Road are particularly concerned about the increased traffic flow as the location of the sole vehicular access for the development. Windows are even closer to existing houses on Braemar Road than they are on New Road making loss of privacy an even greater issue.
The Applicant is Kew Bridge Gate Developments LLP, which has been established by Prime Place Ltd (part of Willmott Dixon) in order to take forward the redevelopment of Griffin Park and the development of a new stadium and additional housing at Lionel Road in conjunction with Brentford Football Club.
This is the last opportunity for the public to submit comments. Comments on the application can be submitted by 7th August by the form online or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org You may wish to copy in Brentford ward councillors as well.
Find the planning application by visiting planning search (agreeing T&Cs, and then selecting "search planning applications") and then entering P/2015/2792 in the box marked System number or 00143/A/P51 as Planning number. Planning search is a bit temperamental at the moment and entering TW8 0NT as the postcode may be more useful. There are multiple Planning and System numbers for Griffin Park. The first document "Design and Access" although large gives a comprehensive overview.
Outline planning permission was granted on 11 April 2005 for the residential redevelopment of the football ground which was extended for six years (P/2006/0048) and further extended in 00143/A/P50 in 2012.
There was a two day public consultation on the emerging scheme earlier this year.
August 7, 2015