A called-in inquiry begins today in relation to the proposed redevelopment of the Citroen Site, Capital Interchange Way, Brentford for a mixed use scheme of 441 residential units, various A class uses and a nursery comprising buildings of 12, 13, 16, 17 and 18 storeys.
The local planning authority resolved to refuse planning permission for a number of reasons including heritage impact on the Kew Gardens World Heritage Site and the Grade I listed Orangery.
The Mayor called-in the application and following amendments resolved to grant permission.
The application was then called-in by the Secretary of State.
The inquiry is due to run until 7 February 2020.
Rupert Warren QC is appearing for the Applicant, L&Q, instructed by Pinsent Masons.
Scott Lyness is appearing for Historic England, which is a rule 6 party, instructed by BDB Pitmans.
James Maurici QC is appearing for the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, instructed by Burges Salmon.