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Is there any wonder there’s a housing shortage when people like James Brokenshire are in charge?

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Oh dear. There are no angels on the curve. It’s the devil of a site, and someone paid far too much for it, and is now trying to make the usual profit, at the expense of the aged and very conservative locals. The planning application by Egret West is not their best. Unfortunately also allows Barbara Weiss to make her usual complaint, this time with a solid justification. Brokenshire didn’t know his arse from his elbow, and Scruton was a wise fellow, but now looks like an old fart. The Curve site will be built out one fine day, and it will make a fitting end to Chiswick High Rd, and a transition to Brentford and Kew. It will be similar to the Bosco Verticale in Milan, with vegetation advised by Kew Gardens. The good residents of West London love a planting wall. It keeps them happy, though it does little for pollution or air quality. So come on owners of the Curve. Do the offices and flats as a single high tower, covered in interesting and simple to maintain plants. Provide the affordable quotient, get permission and build it. When it’s done, like Brexit, we can all move on to solve other problems. Such as: Will the Waterman’s move? Can the Police Station be refurbished, to save costs, and provide a mini tower that says Brentford? Will there be a Nando’s? When will Hounslow admit that people still need cars and vans to live and work? Not Grand Designs, but ones that will make Brentford a better place to live.

Posted date

2 October, 2019

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11:03 am

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