MP Slams 'Gross Overdevelopment' Of Chiswick Curve

Ruth Cadbury says it will be an "unacceptable living environment"


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Local MP Ruth Cadbury has slammed the proposal for a 32-storey Chiswick Curve and criticised the developer Kim Gottlieb for his "ever more intense development proposals for this site".

The MP For Brentford & Isleworth, who was a member of Hounslow's Planning Committe for over thirty years, including two terms as Chair, said that in all her time she had never seen such an example of "gross overdevelopment as the "Curve" now proposed for the half-acre site at Chiswick Roundabout".

She said: ""I am amazed that Kim Gottlieb persists in ever more intense development proposals for this site, this is at least his third proposal. I suggested to him years ago that if he insisted on developing that tiny site, he should consider a development that involves some of B&Q's land (the car park is seldom full), move the slip-road closer to the A4, and release the island into a reasonably sized site. But then that would perhaps be too sensible."

"In my view the development will provide an unacceptable living environment for anyone living there both because of the access arrangements, and its proximity to such busy roads. The extent of pedestrians crossing to and from the building will almost certainly disrupt traffic on this very busy junction, and I assume there will have to be long-term road closures during the construction phases, with the inevitable associated congestion that will ripple across outer West London.

The Curve from Kew Bridge
The Curve from Kew Bridge

Despite the official closing date of February 1st for comments you can still read about the application and make comments

Concerned residents in Chiswick along with their local councillors are currently engaged in a campaign against the development.

The tower at Chiswick roundabout will contain up to 320 new apartments with 1-3 bedrooms and an expected 800 new residents. There will also be 50,000 square feet of commercial space including offices and restaurants which is anticipated will accommodate 400 staff. The second one will be 25 storeys high and linked to other tower at the lower levels.

February 17, 2016

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