|New Consultation To Be Held on Massive Stag Brewery Scheme|
Impact of Hammersmith Bridge closure to be assessed
A massive new development which will include 1,250 new homes near the finishing post of the Oxford-Cambridge boat race, is going to be re-consulted on yet again to assess the impact of the closure of Hammersmith Bridge.
The former Stag Brewery site in Mortlake across the river from Chiswick was given planning permission by Richmond Council in January 2020. However, it was called in by the Mayor of London because of its low level of affordable housing, which stood at just 17 per cent. This has since increased to up to 30 per cent, as has the total number of homes.
The Mayor was due to make a decision on the amended scheme on 26 November 26 after a consultation over the summer and a re-consultation in October.
However this was postponed to give residents the opportunity to feedback on technical notes from the applicant about the impact of Hammersmith Bridge’s closure on traffic, the applicant’s response to issues raised during previous consultations, as well as a summary of traffic modelling findings and road improvement plans. Another re-consultation has opened to feedback on these notes and will run until 8 March.
Sarah Olney, MP for Richmond Park, has called on her constituents to take part.
She said, “This is a sensible decision by GLA. It’s long been clear that Hammersmith Bridge will, regrettably, be closed for the foreseeable future. It would therefore be a mistake to assume its availability as an access point for the proposed development, as was initially the case.
“I’m grateful that GLA has postponed the hearing and given the applicant time to look into how this will impact local traffic.
“For now, I would urge as many people as possible to engage in the consultation and make their voices heard. Many have, understandably, expressed serious concerns about the impact that the development will have on Mortlake’s existing traffic congestion. This is their opportunity to put forward their case and I hope they capitalise on it.”
Residents can read more information on the re-consultation here.
They can comment by emailing thoughts to the GLA at email@example.com.
Comments already received will still be taken into consideration and it is not necessary to resubmit previous comments.
February 10, 2021