Another Attempt Being Made To Demolish O'Riordans

Historic pub would be replaced by three storey building



Appeal Made Against Refusal of Permission To Demolish O'Riordan's

Council Set To Block Plan To Demolish Brentford Pub

Second Attempt to Turn O'Riordans Into Flats

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A developer wishing to demolish O’Riordan’s public house on Brentford High Street is making another attempt to get approval for its plans.

Having seen a earlier scheme blocked by Hounslow Council whose decision was backed on appeal by the Planning Inspector on 13 October, Innergy Save Ltd has submitted revised plans for the development of the site.

It says that the changes made deal with the objections made by the Inspector who did not support all the reasons given by the borough planning inspectors for refusal.

The new scheme would be for three storey building which would have a ‘community use’ space on the ground floor facing the High Street. Originally this was to be a nursery but the plan has been changed to allow greater flexibility for the use of the space.

There would be four flats on the upper floors, three 2 bedroom and one 1 bedroom.

The applicant is emphasising that the planning inspector appeared to endorse its view that a pub is no longer viable at this site even allowing for the greater footfall that would result from the opening of the Brentford Community Stadium nearby. The lease for the pub was marketed for 18 months with no interest from any potential tenants.

Proposed development
Proposed new development frontage

There are only relatively minor amendments to previous designs as the inspector did not endorse the council’s view that the proposed building was inappropriate for the location.

One of the reasons for refusal was the inadequate provision for cycle parking which the applicant now believes has been remedied. An increase in cycle parking space has been achieved by a reduction in the community use area.

The first pub listed at the riverside site was The Jolly Tar which was there in 1888 and since then it has had a number of names including The Yacht, and Captain Morgans.

You can see further details of the proposal and make comment by searching for reference P/2021/4805 on Hounslow Council’s planning pages.


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December 17, 2021

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