June 13th looks like decision day

It looks increasingly likely that the Imperial West planning application will be decided by the Hammersmith & Fulham Planning Applications Committee on June 13th.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at 7pm in the Small Hall at Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, London W6 9JU.  We hope that many residents from both K&C and H&F will attend the meeting.

For those unfamiliar with the way that Hammersmith and Fulham conducts its planning business, please note that the committee meets monthly and usually has at least one major planning application to decide.   Members of the public are not allowed to speak, and unlike the equivalent RBKC committee, ‘deputations’ which permit local organisations to make their views heard are not permitted either.

The committee is made up of 7 Conservative councillors and 3 Labour.  Discussions may be brief, if the majority part want to move on to non-contentious applications.  But this is as near as we will get to democracy in action, and the presence of large numbers of the public helps to make councillors aware that they are making unpopular decisions.  It is worth going along.

So please make a note of June 13th in your diary.  Imperial have made some cosmetic changes to the application and have submitted many new documents (including CGI images of what the development will look like from the inside, rather than from where we residents will see it).  These can be found on the LBHF website at this link if you want to have a look.  We will be making a final round of comments on the application, and sending a summary of our objections to all members of the committee.

Meanwhile, keep those emails flowing in to nicholas.botterill@lbhf.gov.uk.  He becomes Leader of the Council on May 30th.



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