Saturday, 5 December 2009

Shepherd's Bush Market to grow

Excellent news from the Council - our Market is set to expand eastwards to cover a bigger area, and get a refurb in the process. The plans have been hatched by the Council with landowners the Peabody Trust and Broadway Centre.

The Council's press release goes a little bit over the top, claiming that the Market is a one of "..West London's leading cultural icons.." which I doubt, but it's always struck me as being a really under used gem on our doorstep and something that had the capacity to be so much more.

Better still the authorities seem to be in a rush to get this sorted, there is only a 6 week consultation process which in my books is plenty. The meetings will be as follows:
  • Wednesday, December 9, 1pm-4.30pm

  • Thursday, December 10, 4.30pm-8pm

  • Tuesday, December 15, 9.30am-1.30pm

  • Wednesday, December 16, 4.30pm-8pm

  • All taking place at the old Shepherds Bush Library, Uxbridge Road. I will go along to the Dec-16th one and report back, since its my firt day of an elongated Christmas break from work!

    Good weekend everyone.


    1. Chris, have you read the planning brief? The proposal includes redevelopment of the terrace of shops east of the market on Goldhawk Rd, to 4/5 storey, the Broadway centre site and the laundry site behind Pennard Rd, as well as the market itself. Lots of new shops, offices and flats. It will be a large project and impact directly on adjoining propertie. The market traders will also be concerned about future rent levels. I am not set against the principle especially as the library will continue in community use but do not agree that 6 weeks is sufficient for consultation. As ever the devil will be in the detail and I do not trust the council administration and their motives! I await the fireworks!

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