Please support Hounslow Council at the upcoming public inquiry on the Chiswick Curve


The developer of the Chiswick Curve, a proposed 32-storey building at Chiswick Roundabout, is appealing against the London Borough of Hounslow’s refusal to allow the construction of the building and three illuminated media screens.


The West Chiswick & Gunnersbury Society is urging members of the public to turn up to show support for resident and other groups who will be speaking.

The Public Inquiry will begin at 10am on Tuesday, 12 June 2018, at Brentford Free Church, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 8DW. It will last four weeks and take place from Tuesday to Friday until 4 July.


This Public Inquiry is immensely important for the future not only of this part of the borough of Hounslow but also, more generally, of West London. The outcome will set the scene for other developments in the area.


Even if you are unable to attend the Inquiry in its entirety, please attend as much as you can, and encourage your friends and neighbours to come. You can register to attend on the following rota: This gives an indication where gaps in attendance are and where support is especially needed.


What is at stake is our precious heritage, the character and context of our neighbourhoods and the quality of our lives and those of future residents, including any who might live in the development at Chiswick Roundabout should it be built. Much of what is at stake is what will be lost —and it will be lost for ever.


At the inquiry, Hounslow Council, Historic England, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and others defend the Council’s refusal of the development and to hear how the developer’s team seek to justify the proposed development.


Weeks 1 and 2: The Council will present its case followed by the “Rule 6” parties, Historic England, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Kew Society. This will be followed by third parties including the West Chiswick & Gunnersbury Society; the Society’s chairman has indicated her intention to speak.


Week 3: The Appellant, Starbones, will present its case.


Week 4: Closing submissions


Please attend as much of the Inquiry as you can; your support would be especially welcome on:


Days 1 and 2 (Tuesday 12th June and Wednesday, 13th June)

Day 7* (Thursday 21st June), when the Society and other resident groups speak

Days 9 to 11, when the developer presents his case

Day 13* (Wednesday 4th July) for the closing submissions


*These later parts of the programme are subject to confirmation.


Further information can be found here -- --

and on the West Chiswick & Gunnersbury Society website: