Chiswick Expresses Concern over Lionel Road

Liz invites them round for coffee


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Hundreds of people attended a meeting at St Paul’s Church in Grove Park to discuss the planning application for Lionel Road and raised a range of concerns ranging from the number, type and style of residential units planned, the impact on traffic and congestion in the area and how match days would be policed.

Mary Macleod said:

“It was good to see so many people turn up at the public meeting to discuss the future of the new Brentford FC stadium. It showed how important this project is to the local community. Whilst some people at the meeting were very supportive, there were also many residents present who had some real concerns about the planning application relating to the number of residential units and the impact of the new stadium on traffic, congestion, parking and local train stations.

“Personally, I have always been supportive of the Club’s aspirations as they progress towards the Championship.  However, I do think that residents’ concerns about the impact of the development need to be addressed and I will continue to work together with all involved parties over the coming months to do this.”

Liz Gers, mother of three and resident of Mafeking Avenue, invited Chiswick residents to come round and have a coffee on a matchday to see what it was like for themselves, saying that fears over behaviour were unnecessary.

Several amenity groups have asked Brentford FC to withdraw the application, which they say is "fundamentally flawed", mainly due to over 900 residential units and the impact on local and public transport due to the additional residents as well as match day traffic.

In all likelihood the application will be heard by Hounslow's Planning Committee in November.

If you wish to take Liz up on her offer, email and you'll be put in touch.

September 22, 2013

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