Statement on planning app for Ice Age

Read Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council statement on the event

Published: Thursday, 21st March 2019

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Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said:

“With regard to the Lost Kingdom of the Ice Age at Gunnersbury Park, I have been advised that the planning application is still ongoing and has not yet been withdrawn.

“However, a requirement of the organisers was that they needed to secure planning permission for the event to proceed.

“Unfortunately, despite council planning offers advising the event organisers of the timetable that was necessary the planning permission was not submitted in time, their application was submitted far too late, just eight weeks before the event was due to start.

“The organisers were completely aware that the need to determine this application at committee would likely mean the event would not be able to start on the date advertised, and they accepted this and advised our planning officers last month that they had contingency plans in place for this eventuality.”

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