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LAST PUSH ON BIAS PETITION PLEASE

19 February 2014

Secretary of State Eric Pickles to make final decision on Brentford FC proposal for new stadium at Lionel Road

We have now entered what we hope will be the final critical stage on the way to approval for Brentford Football Cub’s planning application for a new stadium at Lionel Road South and the enabling residential development required to help pay for it. 
Sir Edward Lister, on behalf of the Mayor of London on Tuesday, February 18, confirmed the decision of Hounslow Council Planning Committee to grant planning permission for Brentford Football Club’s planning application. 
Commenting on the scheme, Sir Edward Lister said: "I am content for the Borough of Hounslow to determine this case themselves as the regenerative, economic and social benefits of the scheme to the local community outweigh any drawbacks. 
"Brentford Football Club is an important part of the West London landscape and this scheme will provide them with a much needed new home that will also become a fantastic facility for the local community; alongside significant benefits including the construction of nearly 1,000 new homes and improvements to public transport.” 
HOWEVER, it is important to NOT be complacent. 
The next step is now the referral to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles and WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP. 
An online petition has been set up by BIAS If you have online access and haven’t yet done so please go to: http://bit.ly/lionelroad and add your name as soon as possible. 
If, in addition to signing the petition, you would like to email or write to Eric Pickles use the details below and urge him to support the approval by Hounslow Council. 

To email your support please contact Eric Pickles and copy in his Special Advisors (including the reference no. P/2013/1811) and Dave Jones, the key officer in the National Planning Casework Unit. 
Eric Pickles and his team can be contacted by clicking here. 
For those unable to email or who prefer to send a letter you can write to the Secretary of State and Dave Jones (including the reference no. P/2013/1811) at: 
Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP 
Department for Communities and Local Government 
Eland House 
Bressenden Place 
London 
SW1E 5DU 
Dave Jones 
Central Team Planning Casework Manager 
National Planning Casework Unit 
DCLG 
5 St Philip’s Place 
Colmore Road 
Birmingham 
B3 2PW
In all correspondence please remember to include the reference number P/2013/1811, your name and full postal address. 
If you could take the time to complete these very simple tasks it will go a long way in helping us to achieve the outcome for Brentford Football Club we all crave.

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