Around 60 people attended a public meeting after the second public exhibition of plans for the brewery site on 13-15 July.
The consensus at the meeting was clear. While the revised plans are an improvement on the first exhibition in March, the key issues of density, green space, traffic and transport have not been adequately addressed. (Notes of the meeting are on the MBCG site)
Now is the time to tell Richmond Council what you think – before the formal planning application is submitted by the developers later this year.
Members of the Mortlake Brewery Community Group have conveyed local concerns about the plans to the new Council leader, Paul Hodgins, local MP Zac Goldsmith and other councillors.
As agreed in the goals of the Love Mortlake campaign, key demands are:
-Lack of adequate traffic and transport solutions with the addition of at least 750 vehicles,
-Housing density is still too high at 850 new housing units,
-Unacceptable loss of green space, particularly the historic sports field and trees at Chalkers Corner.
The Love Mortlake team urges residents of Mortlake and the surrounding area to make their views known now, before plans are locked in and submitted to Council for planning permission.
Love Mortlake has prepared some suggested points to include in a letter to council leader Paul Hodgins here.
Do feel free to amend it as you wish or write your own letter, but please act now!