With the news that Boris Johnson is not calling the Club’s planning application it is up to the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles, to make the final decision on Brentford FC’s proposal for new Community Stadium at Lionel Road.
Hopefully this will be the last stage on the way to approval for the planning application for the new Stadium and enabling residential development that the Club need to finance the scheme.
Sir Edward Lister, on behalf of the Mayor of London on Tuesday, February 18, confirmed the decision of Hounslow Council Planning Committee to grant planning permission for Brentford Football Club’s planning application.
Commenting on the scheme, Sir Edward Lister said: “I am content for the Borough of Hounslow to determine this case themselves as the regenerative, economic and social benefits of the scheme to the local community outweigh any drawbacks.
“Brentford Football Club is an important part of the West London landscape and this scheme will provide them with a much needed new home that will also become a fantastic facility for the local community; alongside significant benefits including the construction of nearly 1,000 new homes and improvements to public transport.”
BIAS strongly urges all Brentford fans not to be complacent and to assist as much as they can whilst the scheme is be referred to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles.
Our online petition is still up and running and if you , your friends and families, have not yet done so please were urge you to go to: http://bit.ly/lionelroad and add your name as soon as possible.
We would also urge to email or write to Eric Pickles use the details below asking him to support the Hounslow Councils decision.
To email your support please contact Eric Pickles and copy in his Special Advisors (including the reference no. P/2013/1811) and Dave Jones, the key officer in the National Planning Casework Unit.
Eric Pickles and his team can be contacted by clicking here.
For those unable to email or who prefer to send a letter you can write to the Secretary of State and Dave Jones (including the reference no. P/2013/1811) at:
Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP
Department for Communities and Local Government
Central Team Planning Casework Manager
National Planning Casework Unit
5 St Philip’s Place
In all correspondence please remember to include the reference number P/2013/1811, your name and full postal address.
PLEASE take the time to complete these very simple tasks and play your part in helping to achieve the outcome for Brentford Football Club we all crave.