The deadline for responses to Imperial College’s consultation exercise has now passed, but this need not stop local residents writing in with views on the proposed further buildings on the Woodlands site in Wood Lane. The best people to email (while a planning application is awaited) are as follows.
John Anderson, Chief Executive of the College Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Stephen Greenhalgh, Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council at email@example.com
And the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to send a message with objections to the proposals, these are points you may want to make. More details of potential grounds for objection are under the planning context tab on this website:
- A 34 storey 110m high tower of expensive flats which will forever blight the open western skyscape and encourage a cluster of other towers at Westfield and thence to Paddington
- No affordable housing for local people
- A development more dense than Paddington Basin
- Which is 30% greedier in energy in construction and maintenance through its high rise design
- Provides an ill conceived central square which will be overshadowed, wind blown and unsuited to ‘community use’
- Is predominantly commercial with a hotel, private flats and business premises
- Puts 2,500 extra people on the site, putting a strain on infrastructure (drains, sewers, air, water) and particularly the already congested traffic in this area.
- Despite huge public objections at all planning stages and ‘consultation ‘exercises to date, the local objections have been ignored, and information has been misleading with use of ’visual assessments’ which do not give a true picture of what is already being built and what is planned for the next stage.