What is the cost of Blythe road delay?
AS a so-called ‘Street Champion’ I have lost count of the number of times I have had to report the dangerous structure on the Blythe Road development. This is the tower crane WITHOUT red light(s) at the top. Even the CAA has had cause for concern about this.
Actually this whole area has become a sink estate with the demolition of Hayes & Harlington Station, the two abandoned tower blocks on the Old Vinyl Factory site along with nearby abandoned office / factory buildings, the abandoned Blythe Road development, the Galliard development with its scaffolding (that fell down recently nearly killing a passerby), and the High Point Village carbuncle which causes a strong cold wind tunnel effect past Tescos.
With regards to the abandoned development at Blythe Road, notices at the start proclaimed that this was a joint project with Hillingdon Council. If the original developers – Woodlands Social Housing – went bankrupt, then what were the financial implications for Hillingdon Council’s investment? That is, how much money was lost by Hillingdon Council from this bankruptcy?
And there is no excuse for the new developer – Paradigm – to delay restarting this project due to ‘strict EU regulations.’ Such regulations have not stopped similar carbuncles being built in their hundreds all over London.