How It Will Look

Views Along Green Lane, Central Way and Station Approach

Views Along Green Lane, Central Way and Station Approach

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Existing View  (click to enlarge)
(courtesy of Goggle Street View)
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Artist’s Impression of  Proposed View (click to enlarge)

The two intepretations are of the proposed development when viewed from Rowland Place in Green Lane. The architects proposals gave no indication of how the mass of the development may look. These are shown as outlines of the development with them superimposed over the existing two-storey present buildings.

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Artist’s impression after Proposed View and Proposed Buildings superimposed on existing view (click to enlarge)
(Current drawings of proposals show the new buildings to be 4 storey high as the 1960’s block to the left. Exact shape and size to be confirmed when physical model is presented at the following exhibition)

The two interpretations are of the proposed development when viewed from Rowland Place in Green Lane. The architects proposals gave no indication of how the mass of the development may look in its current context. These are shown as outlines of the development with them superimposed over the existing two-storey present buildings.
This illustrates the more “inner London” scale of development planned by TFL and is quite unsuitable for the suburban environment of Northwood.

To further illustrate how the mass will rise the platform on which these buildings will be placed will rise up to 3 metres to the same level as Green Lane. To put this into context, level with the top of the “Gentlemans Barber” shop along the tracks at the bottom of Station Approach. Also the topography/contours of the present land will be lost. The present open view down Station Approach will disappear.

IMAG1974This is the Mini Cab building at the bottom of Station Approach.  The brick wall from pavement to roof represents the height of 3>metres of the building platform on levelled land.  On top of this will go 4-storey blocks. We estimate a total of 18 >metres rising in height at this point.  A massive intrusion into Northwoods skyline and environment.

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