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Topic: Re:David Tennant
Posted by: Karen Liebreich
Date/Time: 12/12/15 19:31:00

"If they could only be bothered to tell us how?" Don't really know the answer - apart from reading through planning applications and sending in your comments to the planning dept. Joining local groups, such as WCGS, Friends of Turnham Green. Perhaps supporting Simon Kverndal's legal fight re Empire House.

But it is a 'damned if you do, damned if you don't' kind of game. For instance, CHRAG provided feedback to the developers over Empire House, which was then publicised ("we consulted CHRAG!") but ignored ("but we didn't change a damn thing"). On the other hand, if you don't respond, then the council assumes you are in favour.

Someone like Marie Rabouhans, vice chair (I think) of WCGS, does a huge amount of work, reading through and responding to planning applications. We should be very grateful to her and people like her. If the responses are generally critical, then it is because most developments seem greedy. Often it feels as though the developers want 10 stories, so they apply for 15, in the hope they will be able to cede a few to appear helpful. But there is an occasional good news story - the current 7-storey block in Power Road, or the building at 500 Chiswick High Rd - where there is a genuine dialogue between developers and locals. 

It's not that the residents' groups go for easy pickings, far from it. It's that the big developers have more clout, and have already had many pre-application meetings with the council planning dept. They also meet at other events, eg. the big property fair in Cannes earlier this year. Many of the major local developers - eg. Ballymore, Barratt London, Heathrow Airport, SEGRO, Willmott Dixon, and many others -  paid for Hounslow to attend the fair, covering the costs of Hounslow's stand, flights, hotel rooms and "inward investor curry evening".

I'll get back to guerilla gardening various flower beds around Chiswick now, which sometimes feels like the only  - though pathetically ineffectual - way to protest the concreting of Chiswick!

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
David Tennant12/12/15 18:44:00 Claire Moran
   Re:David Tennant12/12/15 19:31:00 Karen Liebreich
      Re:Re:David Tennant12/12/15 22:13:00 James Weatherley
         Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 00:36:00 John Martin
            Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 08:10:00 Loraine Pemberton
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 09:56:00 Carl Wynne
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 15:00:00 Philippa Bond
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 15:05:00 Carl Wynne
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 15:45:00 Elizabeth Ross
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 15:55:00 Paul Pryce
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 17:06:00 Kimberley Whittaker
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 17:33:00 Loraine Pemberton
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 17:27:00 Richard Jennings
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 19:22:00 John Martin
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 20:00:00 Claire Moran
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 20:08:00 Julian Pavey
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 20:10:00 Claire Moran
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 20:23:00 Julian Pavey
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant13/12/15 23:18:00 Adam Beamish
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant14/12/15 00:25:00 Claire Moran
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant14/12/15 09:10:00 Adam Beamish
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant14/12/15 13:35:00 John Connelly
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant14/12/15 14:16:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant15/12/15 09:35:00 Paul Corcoran
      Re:Re:David Tennant15/12/15 14:14:00 Basil Finnis
   Re:David Tennant15/12/15 08:51:00 John Martin
      Re:Re:David Tennant15/12/15 09:56:00 Jonathan Bingham
         Re:Re:Re:David Tennant15/12/15 12:39:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
      Re:Re:David Tennant15/12/15 12:46:00 Adam Beamish
         Re:Re:Re:David Tennant16/12/15 07:19:00 John Martin
            Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant16/12/15 12:53:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant16/12/15 13:30:00 John Martin
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant16/12/15 14:57:00 Adam Beamish
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 06:28:00 Philippa Bond
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 12:46:00 Brian May
                        PS............Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 12:53:00 Brian May
                           Re:PS............Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 13:40:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                              Re:Re:PS............Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 13:49:00 Elizabeth Ross
                                 Re:Re:Re:PS............Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 14:14:00 Brian Coyle
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:PS............Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:David Tennant17/12/15 17:53:00 Cllr Sam Hearn

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