Strand On The GreenAssociation



Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the SOGA Summer Party (8 July)!
  • A chance to meet Nigel Walley who is initiating a fascinating social history project about Strand on the Green and its houses
  • Beer and wine tent donated by the Bell & Crown
  • Fantastic raffle prizes including a painting by Jane Corsellis, a Google Home Box, pottery from Cascade, an introduction to Strand on the Green Sailing Club and many more
  • All money raised from the raffle will go to a local charity
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Further planning applications

In addition to the proposals to redevelop the B&Q site, two further planning applications have been drawn to SoGA’s attention by the respective developers:  

The first by L & Q is for the Citroen Garage by Chiswick Roundabout and is for “affordable homes and a new public square”.  A presentation to the public is scheduled for Saturday 8 July at Waterman’s between 10:30 and 16:00.  Any comments should go directly to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The second is a preliminary notification from Balfour Beatty to redevelop the disused and dilapidated building at 250 Gunnersbury Avenue/Power Road and is for “a vibrant mixed use scheme to provide contemporary employment space complimented with student residences on upper levels of the building. There are no details available from Balfour Beatty at the moment other than those above although consultation and engagement presentations to the public are planned. Preliminary comments can be addressed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In all instances SoGA has asked to be kept informed as plans evolve.
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Proposed development of Chiswick B&Q site

Please click HERE to access the pdf.

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What's in a name?

As you may have read in the latest edition of Signals, over the years, we have lost some alleys that historically connected Back Lane (know now as Thames Road) to the Strand towpath. Today we have Post Office Alley and Ship Alley but have you ever wondered about the name of other two remaining alleys – the one at the side of the Bell & Crown and the other at the side of the Hopkin Morris Homes of Rest?

Latest from Lionel Road Liaison Group

Dear Lionel Road Liaison Group Member

At our last meeting held at the London Museum of Water & Steam on 17 October 2016, we explained that there were a number of steps we needed to take, together with our developer Willmott Dixon (now Willmott Residential), before we could start work on the Lionel Road South site.

Steam Packet Steps Mooring Application

The PLA’s Licensing Committee has met and agreed with the Officer’s recommendation that a determination of the application should be deferred until evidence that the scheme has obtained planning permission is provided.  Whilst the proposal raised few issues in terms of the PLA’s statutory duties the representations demonstrated that there was considerable concern over issues germane to consideration under the Town and Country Planning Acts.  The Committee considered that these should be appropriately considered by the Local Planning Authority prior to any formal determination by the PLA.
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Riverside sign - please vote for us!

SoGA (in conjunction with the West London River Group) has applied for a "Tesco Bags of Help" grant to provide a new panoramic riverside sign which would be installed at the Kew Bridge end of SotG and be designed to show sites/birds/buildings etc. of interest as per the photograph below in Furnival Gardens at Hammersmith.

The Curve - Chiswick Roundabout

Hounslow Council's Planning Committee has given a resounding "No" to the 32-storey Chiswick Curve. There was a unanimous vote at a meeting on the evening of 12 January against the planning application which had been recommended for refusal by Council planning officials.

Despite the cold weather, about sixty people from groups opposed to the Curve turned up at the meeting in the Civic Centre to show their strength of opposition to the project.

It is not yet known whether the developers will appeal the decision.

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Proposal for new pedestrian signage

LBH intends to introduce better pedestrian “way-finding” signage in Chiswick in 2017/18, using the Legible London signs. This signage has been developed by TfL as an intuitive, consistent, and easy-to-use system that includes maps and directional information to help people navigate by foot. The scheme is intended to be consistent across London so that the public know what to look for if they are in an unfamiliar area.

Please see attachment for further details.

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Lionel Road construction works

The conditions regarding construction works for Lionel Road Brentford Football Stadium specifically state that there shall be no construction vehicles using Strand on the Green (see attached Construction Environmental Management Plan and Logistics Plan).
We would encourage members to report any construction traffic infringements to Natalie Lynch at LBH (contact details below) and email SoGA (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) so that we can begin to build a database record.  The possible closure of Wellesley Road and Stilehall Gardens access onto Kew Bridge Road would probably see an increase of traffic along Thames Road.
Natalie Lynch | Planning Officer
Development Management
London Borough of Hounslow
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Kew Bridge - pedestrian throughway update

St George's planning application for a 'cosmetic' make-over of the steps under Kew Bridge was granted last Thursday by a vote of 9:2 with one abstention.  This is a great shame as LBH's decision flys in the face of the Discrimination & Disability Act 2010 as no provision is made in the St George application for wheelchair access.
SoGA put forward the proposal to open either Arch #3 or #4 as a throughway but regrettably this was dismissed by the Councillors.


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