At an Ealing Council Planning Committee meeting on 16th January, the Labour Councillors voted to allow a five story building on the land overlooking the Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve, on Bollo Lane, Chiswick. Council documents showed that there is likely to be harm to flora and fauna including bats and reptiles.
Southfield Councillor Andrew Steed, who spoke at the Planning Committee, said: "Liberal Democrats raised valid concerns about the Gunnersbury Triangle Planning Application. This will be the third planning proposal to encroach upon the nature reserve. We know the earlier developments have had an adverse effect and we have concerns about this Hounslow Council project. We welcome the visitors’ centre but did it have to be paid for by a five storey block of luxury flats?”