EcoWorld are running 3 online consultations about their new proposals for Griffin Park. Essentially this means fewer houses and more flats. See www.GriffinParkDevelopment.co.uk for more details (the EcoWorld PR leaflet says it is now live but at the time of typing this note, it is not). The consultation ends on 31 March and they will then, I assume, make a revised application to the Council to approve their plans. online meetings are on Zoom:Tuesday 16 March at 6.30pmThursday 18 March at 6.30pm (for BFC supporters)Tuesday 23 March at 2pm. Email GriffinPark@connectpa.co.uk to reserve a place.The existing planning permission for the redevelopment of Griffin Park focuses on houses, rather than lots of flats. Considering that the Ground is surrounded on 3 sides by low-rise mainly Victorian terraces, plus a mixture of flats and houses on a 4th side (Brook Road South), this makes sense. In the new proposal under consultation, the houses around the central square are now to be removed and replaced with buildings containing 5-storeys of flats.Do take a look and register for one of the online presentations if you can.
Cathy Jones ● 38d14 Comments
Yes, I still remember how gullible we were when we believed ecoworld about those 75 ‘townhouses’ ....I am just hoping that with many people opting out of living in London, many flats will remain empty..as it is the case now with many of the flats on Ealing road above the gym place
Silvia Diaz ● 11d
Had the same, applied for all three ( one as a BFC supporter) but could not access.Did not have time to chase it up.
Raymond Havelock ● 24d
Did anyone here get into this week's "consultation"? I emailed for an invitation but don't seem to have received any reply.
Bryan Betts ● 24d
I went to several presentations at Griffin park and whilst I had reservations about the new ground being encapsulated by an oversized development and poor vehicular access for both non local home & away fans, was actually ( rare for me) impressed by the considerate and suitable plans for Griffin Park.This was very much a pivot on which approval was met and placated residents concerns about Griffin Park and the bit about a pitch sized park kept fans onboard.At first glance this is far removed from what was agreed and used to curry favour for both the new development and the redevelopment.
Raymond Havelock ● 36d
Somewhere in the back of my mind I seem to remember that St. George had the first option, but by 2018 it was EcoWorld with plans for 75 houses on the site
Neil Chippendale ● 36d
I think you could have a point there although I suppose any new development on the old ground, town houses or otherwise, may have precluded it.I'm not clear (i.e. can"t remember!), were EcoWorld the original developers or did they move on?
Anne England ● 37d
That though increases the overview of homes as far as Albany Road, The Butts and what remains of low level housing.it all makes sense now after the revelation that several of the most significant surrounding streets were not included in the St Paul's Conservation area and still not to be at the recent review and expansion proposals.I wonder why? Probably because this was in the offing all along.
Raymond Havelock ● 37d
This is the reply I got from EcoWorld when I asked re the height of the proposed housing. The original plan/agreement was that the maximum height would be no greater than the height of the stands. 'The proposals include two, three, five and six storey buildings with the tallest buildings located in the centre of the site and set back at the top storey. The buildings are set back considerably from the boundary reducing the height impacts on neighbours.'
Anne England ● 37d
I was also of the opinion that the town house plan would disappear as time went on and time limit ticking away,more houses are needed as has been apparent during lockdown with people working from home, not tiny shoeboxes boosting profits before people.Feel really sorry for residents around old ground as they prepare for yet another round., they will have my support.
Jean Harrison ● 38d
The original scheme was great, three story town houses around the edge of the ground. The new proposal is awful.Will our councillors approve it? Probably.
Chris Dakers ● 38d
Way too many flats being built and houses were what was widely acceptable when the club was seeking support for it's proposals - Which it got.This is more about maximising profit than really providing a suitable proposal for the site.I said then that this would end up being the true scenario and I'm far from proud about that prediction.
Raymond Havelock ● 38d