Hounslow Council Grant Planning Permission For Stadium At Lionel Road

On the 5 December 2013 Hounslow Council Planning Committee passed a resolution to grant planning permission for Brentford Football Club’s planning application to develop a 20,000 capacity stadium at Lionel Road South together with other community facilities, and 910 new homes, a hotel and supporting retail uses subject to referral to the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State and subject to the conclusion of a Section 106 Agreement.

After presentations from the Club and from some residents groups who are based in Chiswick, Kew and Brentford, followed by Questions and Answers and debate, the Committee voted in favour to approve this exciting regeneration project.

This major development will provide a sports and community stadium together with new homes, public transport improvements and enhancements to the public realm.

The development will bring a great deal of new business and job and training opportunities for local people.

Commenting on the scheme and Hounslow Council’s resolution to grant planning permission, the Chairman of Brentford FC, Cliff Crown said:

“Our vision of an exciting new hub at this brownfield site has taken a significant step towards realisation with the council’s decision to approve our application.

The support we have received from many sections of the local community and our fans throughout this process has endorsed our belief in the need for this change.

We would also like to express appreciation to the Council Officers and Members for demonstrating their support for our plans.”

“This is a once in a generation chance to create a vibrant new stadium and adds to the buzz that is going on around Brentford.

Brentford is on the up as a destination, with new homes, retail, sports and leisure facilities which bring new jobs to the area.”

“Brentford Football Club will be returning close to where it was founded in 1889.

We are proud of our history at Griffin Park, where we have always been a good neighbour.

In planning for our new home, we look forward to working with residents and businesses as well as our new neighbours in Chiswick and Kew, and together we can all seek to make the most of the new opportunities for the benefit of everyone.”

Brentford FC Planning Application Decided Thursday December 5

Hounslow Council Planning Committee will decide this Thursday (December 5, 2013) whether to grant consent for Brentford Football Club’s Planning Application for a new stadium at Lionel Road South.

The Application is for detailed permission to build a new 20,000 capacity Community Stadium which will accommodate Brentford Football Club, new expanded facilities for the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust charity and other community facilities and associated infrastructure, together with outline permission for a hotel, supporting retail uses and residential development of 910 homes.

The Committee will convene at 7.30pm on Thursday 5 December at the Lampton Park Conference Centre, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN.

This will be a public meeting, the doors will open at 6.30pm, and there is expected to be a lot of interest from local residents throughout Hounslow.

The Council will also be running a webcast of the meeting to allow those who cannot attend to watch the Committee discuss the Application and formally make its decision.

This will be available at: www.hounslow.public-i.tv.

The Hounslow Council officers’ report, the Application itself and the agenda for the meeting is available to view on Hounslow Council’s website.

The officers’ have recommended the Application be granted permission.

The final decision will be made by the members of the Hounslow Planning Committee at Thursday’s meeting.