Harvil Road closure 13-21 February

FROM HS2
What we are doing
We need to construct a temporary highway to the side of the current Harvil Road to allow us to start work on realigning Harvil Road later this year, and begin to build two over bridges over the Chiltern and HS2 rail lines.
From 13 February we start work to construct the tie-ins to the current highway. We will need to use construction vehicles in the highway, and to dig a trial hole. To do this safely we need to close the road fully.

How this work might affect you
Harvil Road will be fully closed 24 hours a day from 13 to 21 February inclusive.
A diversion will be in place via Moorhall Road / A412 / A40 and will be
clearly marked.

Duration of works 13 to 21 February.
The working hours will run for 24 hours each day to reduce the closure of the road to one week

What to expect
Harvil Road will be fully closed 24 hours a day We will use lights as needed and we will ensure that these will face the work areas only

What we will do
We will ensure that the diversion is clearly marked throughout

Access to the Dogs Trust will be maintained throughout the road closure
Access will be permitted to the residences north and south of the road closure

The affected part of the road is from Skip Lane to the entrance to the Dog’s Trust

For more information:

https://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/news/2021/01/19/hs2-works-notification:-notice-of-harvil-road-closure,-13-21-february-2021

Master Brewer: latest

Secretary of State rubber stamps new suburban tower block, weeks after announcing new restrictions on new tall buildings 

On 13 January the Secretary of State gave the green light to the Mayor of London to approve the 11 story 514 home development proposal at the Master Brewer site in Hillingdon.  

This decision to lift the holding direction on the application comes a month after he ordered the Mayor last month to strengthen London planning policy on tall buildings to “ensure such developments are only brought forward in appropriate and clearly defined areas”.  

As the Mayor acknowledged when deciding to grant permission in September, the Master Brewer site is in a low rise suburban area; miles from “appropriate and clearly defined” parts of the borough where tall buildings are permitted, which the Borough clearly set out in the Hillingdon Local Plan adopted last year. 

The decision is enormously disappointing for local community groups, who had invested time and effort in creating a community masterplan to show the sort of development that would be appropriate for the vacant site.  

An association spokesperson said: “after hearing from our local MP that Robert Jenrick has confirmed plans to protect the character of our suburbs against inappropriate overheight developments, we were confident that he would step in. The Secretary of State’s new London tall buildings policy is barely a month old and already it seems meaningless.  We will now speak to our local Council and neighbouring residents’ groups to discuss our options.” 

For further background, please see our Sept 2020 update: https://ickenhamresidents.co.uk/2020/09/07/master-brewer-planning-application-update/