Save 30-52 Goldhawk Road From Demolition

Kimikawa De Castro
Kimikawa De Castro 12 Comments
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Dear Friends,

Individual 19th century shops and thriving small businesses along the Goldhawk Road need your help to save them from being demolished by Hammersmith & Fulham Council. Please consider helping us save our local heritage and community by signing this petition. 

The council proposes to regenerate the Shepherds Bush Market and old library. However, the public consultation failed to disclose that twelve shops at 30-52 Goldhawk Road will be demolished to make way for a 7 storey 250 unit private block of flats. Once the information became public the local residents, market traders and shopkeepers immediately demonstrated their displeasure at the updated development proposal.

Instead of the council engaging with the local community to address their concerns they avoided them altogether and approved the plan forcing any further objections to be made via the courts. Consequently the Shopkeepers rallied together and launched a strong legal challenge against the council’s plan and were awarded a Judicial Review by the Courts of Justice for later this year.

That being said the council continues to use the misrepresented public consultation results to promote community support for the project in the free local newspaper. Additionally it is alleged the developers are spreading malicious rumors outside the borough that the market and shops are closed in an attempt to 'starve these small business traders out'.

We (i.e. the local community) are rallying behind our shopkeepers to support their efforts in stopping the demolition of their shops. The Goldhawk Road Shops and Shepherds Bush Market is the glue that holds our unique and diverse community together. They are most likely the last bastion of working class heritage remaining in London. Please help us save our shops and heritage. Your signature and support would very much be appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.

SincerelyResidents & Businesses of Shepherds Bush

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