We are grateful to the Park Road Allotments' Association and other local residents for the photos.
On 20th April 2022 the Council published a Statement of Case under the planning reference P/2020/4292, submitted by the Northumberland Estates, detailing their reasons for appealing Planning Committee’s October 2021 decision to refuse permission for build of 80 residential units on this site allowing a small allocation of land for allotments. The Planning Inspectorate validated this document mid-June and a decision is awaited as to whether it will be determined by means of Written Representation, thereby acquiescing with the Estate’s request, or if the Inspectorate will authorize an Inquiry in line with that of 2018 when the Council’s decision was upheld to decline building on the whole site with allotments relocated at Syon.
Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford & Isleworth, recently met with allotment holders at the Park Road site in Isleworth to support their campaign to protect their oasis from being closed down by the Duke of Northumberland Estate.
During her visit with local councillor Salman Shaheen, Ruth heard from local plot holders about the human and wildlife benefits the allotments have brought for over 100 years. Ruth also heard about ‘the huge uncertainty and distress plot holders have experienced because of the ongoing threat of closure’.
Press Coverage of the Appeal
Daily Mail - 6th May
Evening Standard - 5th May
Northumberland Gazette - 28th April
Evening Standard - 22nd April
Press Coverage of the Planning Refusal
Previous Press Coverage
The story of the campaign to preserve Park Road Allotment Gardens has featured in:
iNews 24th Sept
Daily Express 29th July
New Statesman 9th July
London Economic 30th June
Brentford TW8 25th June
The I 3rd June
BBC News 2nd June
Harefield Gazette 2nd June
Chiswick Herald 28th May
Hounslow Herald 27th May
Youtube: 26th May
TW8 25th May
My London 24th May
The Daily Telegraph 30 April
The Estates Gazette 30 April
The Evening Standard 29 April
And on 15 March 2021, 13 year old Neha’s story won the England (London) category in the BBC Young Reporter Competition. Hear from Neha here
On 14th October 2021 Hounslow’s Planning Committee refused the application from Northumberland Estates to redevelop the Park Road Allotments site. The Isleworth Society is proud to have been a part of the campaign to protect this local green space. It thanks the very many local residents and groups, as well as the regional and national organisations, who took the time to object to the Application.
If you agree it is WRONG to:
then please help oppose a planning application which, if approved, will do just this.
The relevant Planning Application (P/2020/4292) can be viewed here - copy the ref before you follow this link so you can paste it into the search facility of the planning portal.
Don't delay. Act today.
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