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Re: Brentford - The proposed stadium changes
Posted by: Finno
Date: 05/10/2017 14:04
Hazlelwood is a complete non starter. Chelsea wanted it for a training ground and that didnít go through, the Nimbism is way to strong....... there was outrage at the 15 seater temporary stand and there are still residents outside a games saying itís a training ground you shouldnít be playing matches......
The Jockey Club are looking at selling of Kempton for development so that wonít be parking and will result in a lot of development traffic south of the M3 so canít see anything more being allowed there.....

My main worry with Brentford is that we were told it would provide a revenue stream during the week through the conference facilities that the Brentford Chairman has shelved as to risky so it may no longer provide as good an option as when first floated.

There is an unused sports arena in the Feltham area which is a significant white elephant and has been for years, called ďFeltham ArenasĒ probably not possible but Itís a 5 minutes walk From Feltham Station and is owned by Hounslow council, and close to Hazlewood

Some info on the site []

Looks like itís already been a graveyard for a couple of development projects

Jon, Nimbyism never stopped anything in the long term if you really have the stomach for a fight and prepared to play the long game. Chelsea didn't need to fight...they just had the money to go elsewhere !

If a Planning Application actually goes to appeal to the Sec of State, then it's heard purely on planning grounds and it doesn't matter what the locals think. Locals can only influence things (with Councillors etc) when it stays local and if goes to appeal it's heard remotely, and as long the application is sound from a planning perspective, it will be passed !

You only have to look at the current Hazelwood set up, to see that if you chip away and answer concerns you can usually get what you want planning wise (albit it with some restrictions, which you can work on later). Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on which side you're on, that's the way the planning business works.

If you're really serious and be prepared for setbacks and play the long game, you'll eventually get what you want.....and I'm sure that Hazelwood is the ultimate long game, nothing else makes long term commercial sense unless the man with the big bag of sugar turns up !

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