Strand On The GreenAssociation

The Curve - update

The chiswickw4.com website has reported as follows:

curveThe importance of the views and the character of the listed buildings along Strand on the Green, which was perhaps the most important panoramic view from the south side of the river Thames was stressed at the Public Inquiry into the 32-storey Chiswick Curve this Tuesday (19 June).

Richard Griffith, chairman of Strand on the Green Residents [sic] Association (SoGA) said that poor quality developments could harm the integrity of the Conservation Area. He told the Inquiry, in its second week, at Brentford Free Church, that there were currently ambitious plans for schemes which included tall buildings and these would have an impact on the wider character of Chiswick and their effect on the Conservation Area should be considered.

The skyline of Strand on the Green was currently broken in on by the BSI Tower at Gunnersbury.

"A poorly planned backdrop to the wider area through a failure to get current draft local plan reviews adopted and through appeal decisions approving inappropriately tall and bulky buildings will put the character and appearance of this conservation at risk of significant loss and harm. The skyline is especially vulnerable to inappropriate change."

He described Strand on the Green as "a vital area, with a carefully, effectively designed composition of river, historic waterfront and uninterrupted sky."

A successful relationship between old and new in Brentford and Chiswick could come under pressure by inappropriate development.

SoGA is one of the local groups, speaking against the proposed development.