Controversial Peugeot Garage Redevelopment Approved
Described as, 'tallest, widest, bulkiest, ugliest proposed building Hanwell has ever seen'
The “tallest, widest, bulkiest, ugliest proposed building Hanwell has ever seen” has been given the go ahead by Ealing Planning.
During the meeting he’d spoken about how he thought the development was ‘overbearing’, ‘wholly inappropriate’ with a ‘detrimental effect’ on the area.
One of the main concerns of residents in nearby George Street is that the block will overlook their houses, blocking off natural light. “Why should people have to switch on their lights?” asked Joanne Camadoo, who also told the meeting she thought there was insufficient ‘affordable housing’ in the plans.
Cllr Jon Ball said the development was too high and would do “unacceptable harm”.
After the meeting I met up with some of the dejected residents who told me the block was being advertised in Dubai where the developer is based as a desirable property investment as far back as September 2016
Raj Powar told me “Hanwell is a village, high rise blocks like this do not fit in” adding that he and the other residents were utterly dismayed that the scheme was passed despite 250 objections from the public and just 4 approvals. He also told me that the developers Elemento had a “Phase 2” in preparation and that this development could have “a domino effect” on other sites in Hanwell.
June 22, 2017