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Local residents invited to Rivercourt Church on Monday

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Save Our Skyline campaigners are holding a public meeting on Monday December 6 to update local people on the council's scheme to redevelop the Town Hall and the buildings around it.

The meeting will be at 7pm on at Rivercourt Methodist Church on King Street and is open to all.

Save Our Skyline has the support of a number of community groups and residents associations within Hammersmith and Fulham, number of local groups, who are pooling their resources to retain Drivers Jonas Deloitte, the business advisory and property consulting firm, to review and oppose the planning application.

The group was formed by residents concerned about council's regeneration plans, which include the construction of two 15 storey towers containing 320 luxury apartments plus two other buildings up to nine storeys in height, the demolition of the Cineworld cinema, the creation of a large new supermarket and build a five metre high bridge across the A4 to Furnival Gardens and the river.

The Council’s development partners, Grainger and Helical Bar, formally submitted a planning application for the scheme on Friday, October 29.

A public consultation on the plans is open until January 4 2011.

Save Our Skyline's recent newsletter told supporters: We regret to tell you that the Council has decided to press ahead with its scheme unchanged, despite the opposition of every single local residents' association and amenity group, as well as a broad cross-section of the community.

 Selected plans and supporting documents are available to view on the Council’s website, via the Planning application search page here.

 Enter the first of the reference numbers below to bring up a list of available documents. We are told that the full plans will also be available on request from Monday at the planning department at the Town Hall, during office hours (not including Friday afternoons).  

The application reference numbers we have been given are as follows:

2010/03465/FUL

2010/03466/LBC (listed building consent)

2010/03467/CAC (conservation area consent)

Needless to say, images that reflect the real impact of what it proposed are very hard to find, but we have attached a few of the drawings which show you the scale of what is planned. Particularly from the south side (the river side), you can see how the existing Town Hall will be dwarfed.  

It is more important than ever that we secure signatures for the petition. We already have nearly a thousand, but we need more, a lot more! If you haven’t signed already, please leave your name on the online petition page on the website. If you want to help, please ask your friends and neighbours to sign too, and keep spreading the word.  

If you want to collect signatures in person, you can also download a paper form from the website Save Our Skyline and email us to arrange returning completed pages when you have a significant number of signatures, and in any event before the end of the year.

Local amenity groups with reservations and objections to the proposed plans:

  • Hammersmith Society
  • Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group
  • HAMRA (Hammersmith Mall Residents Association)
  • Ravenscourt Society
  • Brackenbury Residents Association
  • Ravenscourt Action Group
  • Thomas Pocklington Trust
  • Friends of Furnivall Gardens
  • Fulham Society
  • Ashchurch Residents Association
  • Old Chiswick Protection Society
  • Cambridge Grove & Leamore Street Residents Association
  • Friends of Ravenscourt Park
  • Cathnor Park Area Action Group
  • St. Peter's Residents Association
  • Westcroft Square Residents Association
  • The London Parks and Gardens Trust
  • West London River Group
  • Digby Mansions Residents Association

December 5, 2010