Kew Bridge Development to Go Ahead
Sustainable Development Committee Agrees
At Planning Committee on 17 February Cllr Dakers explained that his view was that if St George's Kew Bridge scheme went to appeal he was doubtful it would be turned down again by a Planning inspector, but the community would incur considerable cost. His conclusion was therefore on balance that the community was best off accepting the scheme as is now presented.
However he urged Councillors to impose the following conditions:
1) A fair "Open book" agreement to deliver maximum social housing;
Items 2, 4 and 5 are supported by applicant and Council and 1 and 3 are subject to ongoing discussion.
A representative speaking on behalf of all 6 local community groups made clear their strong opposition to the development of 146 luxury flats.
February 19, 2010