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01/04/2021

Called in: Riverside regeneration scheme’s benefits outweigh WHS harm

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The housing secretary has approved one of two linked regeneration schemes in Brentford after a virtual inquiry, ruling that the proposal’s package of benefits outweighed ‘moderate’ harm to the Kew Gardens World Heritage Site across the river.

LOCATIONBrentfordAUTHORITYHounslow Borough CouncilINSPECTORMichael BonifacePROCEDURECalled-in decisionDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/F5540/V/19/3226900In 2015, property developer London Green acquired two sites in Brentford, West London – a 13-storey tower that was vacated by the Metropolitan Police in 2013, and a riverside plot occupied by a 1980s office and an adjacent arts centre.The developer........
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