CHRAG response to planning application for development of new Brentford Football Stadium

Chiswick High Road Action Group sends in objection to Brentford Football Club’s planning application.

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This proposal (Planning No 00703/A/P11) is for a new 20,000 seat football stadium, up to 910 high rise residential units, 160 room hotel, ancillary offices etc on land adjacent to the North/South Circular Road at Lionel Road, Chiswick/Brentford, TW8 9QR

In summary, our objections are:

  • The scale, height and massing of the 9 high rise residential towers of up to 17 storeys impacts negatively on the surrounding areas and overshadows Chiswick
  • The increase in proposed population with no provision for additional social facilities or outside space is unacceptable
  • The architecture is inappropriate and characterless with no sense of local pride or civic identity
  • The traffic impact of the proposed scheme is enormous and entirely negative, both on roads and on public transport
  • The impact on local residential areas and the riverside, both of which are integral to the character and context of our area, are substantial and negative

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In short, we worry that this is not really a stadium with enabling development, it is actually a development with enabling stadium which provides the veneer of community benefit to a very substantial building programme which may well damage the very communities and areas it claims to be supporting.

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