London news Brentford Dock's bid to block off riverside walk is the 'last thing we need' Uk news
MetiNews.Com - Hounslow Council is threatening legal action against the company to take down gates on the estate
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.. “[It’s] the idea that views of beautiful landscapes are not private property, they should belong to everyone, and we see that all the way along the Thames.” Sign up for all the latest stories in your email inbox here The father-of-two explained how residents have had issues with public access in the past, with the estate putting up signs saying ‘no access’ and ‘residents only’, as well as hiring security staff, but that most local people “ignored them”. But now the impact of the first lockdown is believed to be behind the further measures taken by the company running the estate, Brentford Dock Limited. Hounslow Council - which is a freeholder and major leaseholder at the site - sought to block the company from putting up gates or fencing within the development in a planning meeting on January 7.
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