Developer loses Palais appeal

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Developer loses Palais appeal

Tuesday July 27, 2010

An appeal by a developer to build on the site of the Hammersmith Palais has been dismissed.

London & Regional (Hammersmith) appealed a decision by H&F Council to refuse planning permission to demolish the former music and dance hall and build 429 student flats, shops and leisure units in its place.

But after hearing a week of evidence at a public inquiry in June, planning inspector Terry Phillimore upheld the council’s decision.

He agreed that the 18,000sqm scheme would have a harmful impact on the character and appearance of Hammersmith Broadway conservation area and the adjoining Grade II-listed police station.

The developer is expected to submit an alternative application for the site in the future.

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This is good news. The proposed development was completely unsuitable for the area and the noise and disruption to residents caused by having student flats on the location would have been unacceptable. The council made the correct decision in refusing planning permission for this and it's excellent that this ruling has been upheld.
Hopefully now a more suitable suggestion will be made regarding a development on this site.
From Henry on 29/07/2010 at 11:32

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