I regret having missed visiting the Island over the weekend ... when the access bridge and the island welcomed visitors to the Art and Craftdisplays.Someone has mentioned to me that the island (Lot's Ait) is privately ownedand not Hounslow Council property.Is that so?
Jim Lawes ● 98d5 Comments
Thanks for that information Barry.Looking a Google, there is a reference to two local houseboats residents owning the place.In addition there seem to be legal wrangles with Hounslow Council about real OWNERSHIP. T he current tenants must be paying their rent to someone.
Jim Lawes ● 90d
A friend of mine (who was a barge man and businessman) thought of buying it back then - 30 odd years ago - but thought better of it because quite a lot of it was (and I guess still is) a nature reserve.I'd say the prospects of building anything on it are pretty well zero - I remember us visiting several years ago about a plan to improve one of the semi-derelict sheds which I think were approved. The most informative planning application I can find is this one https://planninginfo.hounslow.gov.uk/PublicAccess_Live/Document/ViewDocument?id=466AA051014C11E69D8CD05349971B44The most informative paragraph is this:Several trees with TPOs are located around the edges of the Ait. The Ait isdesignated as a Nature Conservation Area within the adopted UDP, is withinthe Brentford Town Centre boundary and is designated within the ThamesPolicy Area. The site falls within Development Site Policy RR1 of the BAAP(Ferry Wharf, Point Wharf, Goat Wharf and Soap House Creek) and isdesignated for water-related activities. The site is within Flood Zone 3b,functional floodplain, of the Council’s Strategic Flood Risk Assessment.
Guy Lambert ● 93d
It’s owned by Hither Green Developments and has been for over 20 years. They were involved in the development of Ferry Quays in 2000/2003.
Barry Jacques ● 93d
Before the boatyard moved in, there were signs nailed up at the steps up from the river declaring in "private property" and what-not.
Bryan Betts ● 94d