Citroen Site public hearing

In their role of making strategic planning decisions, the Mayor may occasionally take over an application, therefore becoming the local planning authority. They must then hold a public hearing before deciding whether or not to grant planning permission. 

In this instance, the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, took over the application for the redevelopment of Citroen Site

Background to the public hearing

On 16 February 2018 Hounslow advised the Mayor that it was minded to refuse permission for the redevelopment proposals for Citroen Site. 

On 26 February 2018, having considered a report on the case, the Mayor notified Hounslow that he would act as the local planning authority for the purposes of determining the planning applications (under article 7 of the Mayor of London Order and the powers conferred by Section 2A of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act). 

The local authority for this case is 01508/A/P6. The GLA reference is 4279. 

GLA documents

The Mayor's initial stage 1 and stage 2 report is available to download on this link


Representation hearing

A public representation hearing is due to be held in the Chamber at City Hall on Friday 20 July, starting at 10am. The Mayor  considered this application in detail and determine whether or not to planning permission should be granted or refused.  

The Mayor normally announces his decision at the end of the hearing. However, on this occasion as the Mayor was unable to visit Kew Gardens, as a temporary structure obscures a key view, a further site visit will be arranged prior to the Mayor making his decision. A decision will be made within 5 working days of the site visit.

A webcast of the hearing is available to watch here 

The stage 3 report, hearing agenda, addendum and draft list of conditions are available to download below. 

Application documents

You can view the original planning application documents on Hounslow's website.

Public consultation 25 May - 25 June 2018

Following revisions to the application, a public consultation was held from 25 May - 25 June 2018.

Background to the consultation

Subsequent to the Mayor’s direction, on 15 May 2018 the applicant submitted revisions in support of the application including:

  • Provision of 441 residential units (increase of 14);
  • Provision of 50% affordable housing, comprising of 152 intermediate and 66 affordable rented units;
  • Increase in height of Building 3 by two storeys to 17 storeys;
  • increase in the size of the five houses from two bed four person to three bed five person
  • Increase in the number of family units within the affordable rented tenure;
  • Relocation of the resident’s gym to the north-east side of the site;
  • Relocation of the energy centre;
  • Alterations to windows and glazing to increase daylight levels;
  • Reduction of onsite car parking to 63 spaces (a reduction of 6 spaces); and
  • Increase in cycle parking spaces to 881 spaces (an increase of 196).

The Applicant has also submitted to the Mayor other information under Regulation 25 of the EIA Regulations in relation to the Environmental Statement which accompanied the Application.

How can you view the documents?

You can view and download the documents here