Citroen Site Plan Recommended for Refusal

Scheme comprises five tower blocks with over 400 flats

Citroen site


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Council planners look set to recommend that plans for the redevelopment of the Citroen garage site on Capital Interchange Way are rejected.

A planning application has been submitted to provide mixed use scheme. The officers' report has not yet been finalised but the Pending Decisions' list issued by Hounslow Council show it as recommended for refusal.

The reasons given include excessive height and density of the scheme which includes five tower blocks, the tallest of which would be 18 storeys high. It is also felt that there would be 'substantial harm' to the setting of a number of heritage assets which would include Gunnersbury Park and Kew Gardens. The proposal is also deemed to be a departure from the local Development plan and the planners believe it has failed to demonstrate that the maximum viable amount of affordable housing has been provided within the development.

The scheme would provide 427 residential units including 40% affordable housing with some commercial provision on the ground floors as well as a nursery. 69 car spaces and an additional 8 disability spaces are provided, along with 696 cycle spaces of which 43 are outside for visitors. 20% of parking spaces will have electric charging points.

The residential units break down as follows:

  • social rented: 13 x 1bed, 37 x 2bed, 11 x 3bed.
  • market rental: 112 x 1 bed, 136 x 2bed and 11 x 3bed.
  • intermediate: 57 x 1 bed, 45 x 2 bed, 5 x 2bed houses

Overall the current ratio of GPs to registered patients is 1:1469 at the local surgeries, and a maximum of 1,700 patients per GP is a commonly acceptable measure of additional need.

Click here to comment on this application The site is in Brentford ward and the planning officer is Mark Knighting. P/2017/4692. It is not yet known when a decision will be made.

View from south west

January 19, 2018

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