The Northumberland Estate has appealed against LBofH’s refusal of the planning applications to build on Park Road allotment site and relocate allotments within Grade 1 Syon Park.  It is important local views expressed previously are demonstrated to the Inspector who will head the Public Enquiry that will take place in a few months’ time as a result of these appeals.

If you have not already commented on one or both planning applications or wish to add to previous comments made, these must be received by 5th March 2018 at the latest.   They should be sent by letter in triplicate to:

The Planning Inspectorate, 310(K) Eagle, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN quoting the relevant reference number. 

Comments should be planning related.  Details of the application/appeal can be found on LBofH’s website under the planning ref. numbers.   Suggestions of the kind of objections you may wish to include for one or both applications are given below.  Please encourage others also to comment.

Appeal Ref: APP/F5540/W/3192092 (planning ref. 00707/E/P110)

Erection of 127 flats/houses in eight 3-4 storey blocks on Park Road Allotment Gardens

Reasons for objecting to the proposed build:-

·       Loss of designed Local Open Space, contrary to Hounslow’s Local Plan stating “there is little room for new development and this is reflected in the planning approach which focuses on safeguarding and promoting the established character”.

·       The site is unsuited to the size, density, and massing of what is proposed which constitutes an over-development.

·       The development is inappropriate and will erode the diversity and unique characteristics of the Conservation Area.

·       Development will destroy a wildlife haven and biodiverse habitat.

·       Asset of Community Value has not been taken into account.

·       The proposed re-location of the allotments will not provide equivalent provision.

·       Projected additional vehicle trips are an under-estimate and take no account of existing traffic congestion on Twickenham Road and the Park Road/London Road/Twickenham Road junction.

·       The development will increase the flood risk of the area.

·       None of the properties proposed meet with planning guidance definitions for affordable housing.

Appeal Ref: APP/F5540/W/17/3192086 (planning ref: 0707/E/P111)

Formation of new allotments within the Grade 1 Syon Estate landscape

Reasons for objecting to the proposed allotment re-location:-

·       Inappropriate position failing to preserve or enhance the historic character of the Grade 1 listed estate, Capability Brown designed landscape and Robert Adam designed Lion Gates.

·       Inappropriate design, size and scale providing a net loss of allotment space and facilities.

·       Unacceptable to permit the proposal because of the large extent of existing developments already permitted within the Estate which contribute to its restoration.

·       The allotment structure would harm the openness and visual amenity of the landscape which is designated as Metropolitan Open Land.

·       It will destroy the grassland habitat and any new arising will take years to develop.  Some species will be lost forever

Welcome to the Isleworth Society Website

The Isleworth Society exists to promote the preservation and conservation of one of the oldest Thames riverside communities to be found in London. With its unique blend of history, buildings and community we believe Isleworth is worth treasuring and preserving for future generations.

With 300+ members we are an active voice in the community working with London Borough of Hounslow, developers and local people to do our best to ensure that the development of the area is sympathetic with its history. 

We value your opinion and ideas so either contact us via the Contact Us Page or if you have a point of view or an Isleworth memory share it with us and other site visitors via the Guest Book Page.


What does TIS do?
  • Work of the Committee

    The TIS Committee meets every six weeks to discuss matters of general interest and any changes/or improvements that might have been proposed in the area, with a view to protecting and enhancing Isleworth.

    The Planning Sub-Committee monitors planning application and takes action where necessary, by representations to the local council and/or developers, and attending relevant meetings and enquiries.

    Newsletters are distributed 2/3 times  a year to all members. These contain items of local interest, reports of events, achievements and forthcoming activities.

  • Community Projects

    Over the years community projects have been many and varied, including:-

    - Led restoration of 19thC Glossop Memorial, jointly funded by Heritage of London Trust, Hounslow’s Street Improvement project and from The Society’s own resources
    - Taking a lead in the listing of Isleworth Public Hall. This building has played a pivotal part in community life since it was built in 1863 with public funds
    - Starting and developing the Isleworth 390 project, dedicated to finding out more about the lives behind the 390 names on the Isleworth WW1 memorial in Memorial Square Isleworth.
    - Regular planting of Isleworth's two horse troughs
    - Painting the railings outside All Saints Church
    - Litter picking days and graffiti clean ups
    - Planting trees on Isleworth Green and by the Glossop Memorial
    - Obtaining a grant to replace the children's play area fencing in Silverhall Park

By the River
The riverscape looking towards the All Saints Church at Old Isleworth