Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Pergola on the Roof Seeks Extension until December 23

Pergola on the Roof - now at TV Centre
Pergola on the Roof, the rooftop restaurant that has brought outdoor dining to the top of the old soon-to-be-demolished carpark on Wood Lane, has applied for planning permission to extend its rooftop run beyond the summer until the end of December.

Good news then for outdoor diners, but perhaps less welcome for the residents of Macfarlane Road who haven't necessarily been thrilled by the noise and general disturbance. 

What is Pergola on the Roof?
Open air summer dining. Apparently designed as a "vision of the Mediterranean", Pergola on the Roof has been billed as "a piece of sunny European escapism, with customers dining beneath a wooden open air pergola wrapped in evergreen ivy, wisteria and bougainvillea, and set against white washed walls with colourful murals." The new proposed extension will see this vision continue until December 23.

Do they need planning permission?
They do. Planning permission has been sought through the usual channels. Specifically, the application is for "Continued use of the roof of the Multi-storey Car Park for a rooftop restaurant event for a temporary period from 30th August 2016 to 23rd December 2016."

Can members of the public comment on planning applications?
They can indeed. If you would like to comment on the application, you can do so here.

When is Pergola on the Roof open?
Opening times
Wed – Fri: 6pm – 11pm
Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 9.30pm
To find out more, or to book a table, visit Pergola on the Roof http://www.pergolaontheroof.co.uk/

What's the problem with the extension?
Many locals, especially those in nearby Macfarlane Road, haven't welcomed the noise and disturbance caused by the rooftop restaurant, which comes on top of a number of other local problems, such as the night-time maintenance of the Hammersmith and City line by TFL.

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