The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has called in H&F Conservatives’ decision to push through planning permission for the Goldhawk Industrial Estate. This means that it will be independently reviewed and that it could be overturned.
Residents and affected businesses will have an opportunity to provide evidence to the independent review and residents’ groups are already preparing their submissions.
Despite there being major flaws in the planning report, H&F Conservatives have had the Council put out a response that is little short of belligerent. They say “The planning committee gave very careful consideration to all the issues” and “We are surprised that the Secretary of State considers that there are issues of such national importance to justify this intervention."