|Planning Meeting Tonight Will Decide Future of Developments across Borough|
Go ahead expected for expansion of Westfield and Lady Margaret School
A marathon meeting of Hammersmith and Fulham Council's planning application committee taking place tonight, May 8, is set to decide the future of some large scale developments across the borough.
In Fulham, Lady Margaret School in Parsons Green is planning to add an extra nine classrooms that would increase the popular girls’ school’s capacity from 710 pupils to 800.
The planning officer has recommended that this application should be approved, saying " The proposal would contribute a valuable
community facility which meets an identified educational need. The increase in the
capacity of the existing Lady Margaret School would enhance the provision of
secondary school places within the borough".
The application is for a roof extension to create a children’s education and entertainment area over 7,249 square metres, called Kidzania, and 3,092 sq m of retail space.
However, plans to redevelop the former Nomis Studios in Sinclair Road, Olympia, where stars such as Tina Turner and Dire Straits have recorded, have been recommended for refusal.
They have been deemed an "overdevelopment of the site" by the council’s planning officers. Developer Regal Sinclair Road LLP has applied to demolish the existing buildings on the site and replace them with 52 flats.
Wagamama – the Japanese restaurant and noodle bar – has applied to refurbish The Old Fire Station on Shepherds Bush Road in Hammersmith, and the officer has recommended that this application should be approved.
May 8, 2013