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.