Brentford Football Club are involved in an ongoing project to develop a new community stadium at Lionel Road. We need your help!
If you only do one thing, make it this
ALL BRENTFORD SUPPORTERS have a key role to play in Brentford’s plans for a new community stadium at Lionel Road South.
The planning application for the Lionel Road South stadium needs a massive show of support from ALL Brentford supporters, irrespective of where they live.
There are a number of ways in which you can show your support:
You can email your comments via this link direct to Hounslow Planning Dept (cc’d to Mary Macleod MP for Brentford)
Alternatively, the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Or go though the Hounslow Council website.
Or By Post to: Development Management, London Borough of Hounslow, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow TW3 4DN.
If you live in the London Borough of Hounslow, to ensure maximum impact it is important to copy in your ward councillors in any email you send to Hounslow Council. Please click on your ward at the bottom of the page to send an email to your councillors.
If you are unsure which ward you are in please check here.
It is most important that you include reference no. 00703/A/P11 and your name and your full postal address when you send in your support.
Click one of the links below for email links to the Hounslow Planning Department and cc’d to relevant Ward Councillors in Hounslow Borough and Mary Macleod MP.
Hounslow Council wards:
The Lionel Road site was actually identified as being a suitable site for a Football Stadium by BIAS, who produced the first feasibility study and galvanised the political support that the project now enjoys.
The Football Club has been liaising with residents and community groups through the Lionel Road Liaison Group, on which BIAS has representation, to keep all interested parties informed as the Club moved towards the submission of a planning application for the stadium and enabling development.
The BIAS Stadium Action Group, which has had success in the past fighting proposed moves to Woking and Kingstonian, reformed in March 2013 in order to galvanise support for the scheme.
Brentford Football Club have now submitted their planning application for the Lionel Road Community Stadium.
There is still time to register your support and please do not forget to urge friends, relatives, work colleagues – and anyone else – concerned over the viability of Brentford Football Club to do the same.
One issue that has been raised by a few supporters is whether you should make the effort if you are not a resident of Hounslow Borough Council. The advice we have received is an emphatic YES all views will count irrespective of whether you are a resident of Hounslow Borough or not.
Visitors to the new stadium are likely to make a significant contribution to the local community and it is only fitting that your view should be heard wherever you live.
We have sought clarification on this issue from the Lionel Road Stadium directors and their response has been equally emphatic. They say:
“Each and every organisation, business and individual is entitled to write in and support the proposal for the Brentford Community Stadium and regardless of where you work, live or play, your view is valid and will be properly and fully taken into account by the Council when making the decision.”
There is the separate issue of political pressure and there can be little doubt that Hounslow residents will have a significant role to play here. The ultimate decision on the stadium will be taken by locally elected councillors and it is one of the touchstones of the local democratic process for residents to inform their elected representatives where they stand on key issues that affect the local community. Therefore, feel free to copy your letter to your local ward councillors (there are three of them). It would be even better if you could find out their surgery times and places and personally drop in and deliver your letter and let them know what you think. If you aren’t sure, you can find out who your councillors are and where they have surgeries.
The issue of a new stadium, and this planning application, is – without the slightest doubt – the most significant issue to have faced Brentford Football Club in almost 50 years. Once again it is a time for Brentford supporters – wherever you are resident – to stand tall and support the Club on this issue.
Documents to download (pdf):
More information on the project can be found at Brentford Community Stadium.
You can email the Stadium Action Group (StAG).
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