Redevelopment of Hurlingham Retail Park Approved

242 new homes, shops and restaurants to be built by river

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The redevelopment of Hurlingham Retail Park to create 242 new homes plus new retail and restaurant space, has been given the go ahead by Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

The retail park, by Wandsworth Bridge Road currently houses the local branch of Curry's and the council report says that is hopes Curry's would continue to trade from units in the rebuilt development.

The council says that on Wednesday, January 15 it resolved to grant consent for London Newcastle and Royal London Asset Management’s application to build the homes, along with 3,045 square metres for shops, restaurants and bars in Hurlingham Retail Park in Carnwath Road.

The council’s planning committee heard that the scheme would also have two new public open spaces and would upgrade the Thames Path for pedestrians and cyclists. The plan also has children’s play areas and parking space for 213 cars and 556 cycles.

David Barnett, CEO of developer Londonewcastle says: "This is a significant scheme and gives us the opportunity to create a new destination riverside address which will feature a
spectacular elevated resident’s garden at its centre and improved public spaces and retail amenities along the revitalised riverside walk."

Cllr Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler, cabinet member for transport and technical services, said: “This application to create an exciting, new environment on the river will bring much needed benefits for residents, with new homes, jobs and open spaces. The Section 106 legal agreement means that around £10million will be invested in the area, including on improvements to local transport and parking.”

The applicant will also have to pay a Mayoral community infrastructure levy of £1.9m, which will be put towards the construction of Crossrail.

The site is adjacent to the area on Carnwath Road chosen by Thames Water to become a major access site to the Thames Tunnel and the council's report acknowledges that two two parcels of land within the site have been included in the Thames Tideway Tunnel Safeguarding Zone - an area protected by the government from development.

However, it seems this will not prevent the new scheme going ahead as a spokesman for the Thames Tideway Tunnel, or super sewer says: "The planning application for Hurlingham Retail Park has small sections which overlap areas which are safeguarded for the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

" We have been working with the developers for more than a year to make sure both projects can progress in a mutually agreeable manner.”

January 17, 2014