Strand On The GreenAssociation

Update on Brentford Community Stadium

Message from Sally Stephens (New Stadium Project Manager):

As you are probably already aware, on 7 December last year the London Borough of Hounslow (LBH) Planning Committee resolved to approve the planning amendments submitted in September 2017 for the Brentford Community Stadium and enabling residential development. The Council’s decision notices formalising the approvals were published on 1 February 2018, along with our revised Section 106 Agreement outlining commitments to the Council and local communities.

In parallel with this we have been continuing the agreed site enabling works, including managing the departure of our last remaining tenant on the ‘Duffy’ site on the western side of Lionel Road South, meaning that all three development sites (Lionel Road South, Capital Court and Duffy) are now clear and ready for work to commence.  The site enabling works should be completed this month, allowing for the start on site for the stadium and phase one residential piling work in April.  As part of the preparations for this piling work we need to move some of the hoardings at the southern end of Lionel Road South, resulting in a narrower pavement  – but within the legal restrictions. This change has been approved by London Borough of Hounslow and we are working with them to do our best to minimise disruption. Signs will be installed to instruct cyclists to dismount as this section of pavement will not be wide enough to allow dual pedestrian and cycle use.

To mark the start of development work on the site, we are organising a ceremonial ground-breaking event on Monday 19 March, at which a family of Brentford supporters will be given the honour of putting the first spade into the ground.

In the next week or so we will be issuing the first in a series of construction newsletters for people living in the nearby streets to provide information on the upcoming construction works, mitigation measures we will be taking to minimise noise and disruption and contact details for the site management team. This information will also be available on our website and will be circulated to members of the Lionel Road Liaison Group and local media outlets.

Given the upcoming Easter break, we are proposing to hold the next Lionel Road Liaison Group meeting towards the end of April.  We will confirm the date and venue shortly and will endeavour to ensure no significant meeting clashes with the proposed date.

At that meeting we will introduce the construction site team, provide an update on the construction management plans and an update on the stadium and residential designs and, as usual, there will be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  If you have any questions or issues you would like to flag now, please do let me know and I will ensure that they are addressed at the meeting.  An agenda will be sent out the week before the meeting.

I have also attached the minutes from our last meeting.

Sally Stephens

 

 

 

Attachments:
Download this file (Minutes LRLG 23 August 2017.pdf)Minutes LRLG 23 August 2017.pdf[ ]369 Kb