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Cycle Superhighway for Chiswick


TfL has recently unveiled its plans and launched a consultation for a Cycle Superhighway that runs through Chiswick High Road. The aim of CS9 is “to transform roads in west Kensington, Hammersmith, Chiswick and Brentford town centre to make cycling

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CHRAG’s response to the Chiswick Curve


According to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 National Planning Policy Framework must be taken into account in making planning decisions. The current planning application for a 32-storey skyscraper at Chiswick Roundabout (dubbed The Chiswick Curve) is unsustainable. It

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Lend Lease Opus Collection – the legal fightback is funded

Lend Lease sketch of their new enlarged tower. Balconies barely visible, and proposed Essex Place missing from the picture.

The challenge brought by local resident Simon Kverndal QC against the Lend Lease development of Empire House and Essex place was adjourned until September in the High Court today. Local residents donated a total of £20,035 towards legal fees for

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CHRAG to speak alongside other residents’ groups at January Planning Committee

Chiswick High Road Action Group will be part of a team representing the views of the vast majority of local residents and speaking up against the Empire House site development at Hounslow’s Planning Committee meeting tomorrow evening. Four residents’ groups have

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CHRAG meets with Rachel Victor-Sampson – Chiswick Town Centre Manager


CHRAG met with Rachel Victor-Sampson, Chiswick Town Centre Manager. Rachel explained that she covers Brentford and Isleworth as well as Chiswick. Her team at the Council is principally involved with Regeneration and Inward Investment, headed up by Ian Rae. We

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CHRAG submits objection to Lend Lease Planning Application

The image Lend Lease refused to show us. A composite 2D representation with Empire House superimposed on a developer's drawing of the Essex Place development.

Chiswick High Road Action Group (CHRAG) is an amorphous group comprising local residents and business people. It is committed to supporting good sustainable development of the Chiswick High Road Area. CHRAG has published its response to this major development Download Full

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CHRAG publishes results for “High Rise comes to Turnham Green” survey

What do locals want for Essex Place?

Chiswick High Road Action Group carried out a survey to discover the true reactions of local residents to the proposed redevelopment of Empire House, Acton Lane, and Essex Place after developer Lend Lease claimed that their “consultation” had shown overwhelming

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Object to High Rise Blocks in Chiswick Centre

Update: 18 Nov 2014 Deadline for objections to the council extended to 28 November 2014. CHRAG urges you to send your objection to Hounslow Council. How to object Your objection needs to be entirely in your own words for it

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CHRAG Publishes Survey on Proposed Chiswick Tower Block

CHRAG - Lend Lease - Empire House Site viewed from High Road

11th October 2014 Do you know about the proposed new 13 storey tower block development overlooking Turnham Green? CHRAG is currently working on its formal response to the Empire House / Essex Place development, which includes 137 new dwellings in

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CHRAG responds to public consultation on Empire House

CHRAG - Lend Lease - Empire House Site viewed from High Road

June 2014 Rather than writing a formal response at this stage, CHRAG would like to express a series of “likes and dislikes” about the plans shown in Lend Lease’s public consultation which took place this week: Likes We support the plan

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CS9 – loss of pavement on Twitter