The inquiry opens today into the proposed Chiswick Curve.
This is a proposal for an up 32 storey development located at Chiswick Roundabout.
The proposal was refused planning permission by the London Borough of Hounslow in February 2017 for a number of reasons including harm to a range of designated heritage assets among them the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
The appeal has been recovered by the Secretary of State and is due to last 4 weeks.
Rule 6 parties include Historic England and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
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Russell Harris QC is appearing for the Appellant, Starbones Ltd., instructed by Linklaters LLP
James Maurici QC is appearing for the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew instructed by Burges Salmon LLP.