Author Archives: Caroline Brock

22 Shaftesbury Road

22 Shaftesbury Road (Richmond Council ref 17/1262/HOT)

Update 10/05/2017

We have objected to this application for a very substantial increase in size of the property including a large basement. We do not normally comment on individual household applications but in this case we believe there are reasons for community concern, not least because of the scale of the basement and its potential impact on neighbouring properties.

 

Conservation Areas

Designation of new conservation area in Kew Update 26/04/2017 In 2015, the Council undertook a consultation with residents and businesses whose properties would be affected by the proposed new Conservation Areas in Kew and Whitton. The Council has now designated the following areas in Kew: Conservation Area  15 (extension): Sandycombe Road (269-363 odd; 270-290 even).Continue Reading

Signage

Way finding in Kew Update 16/12/2016 Richmond Council have been in touch with us to discuss their proposals for improving the signage around Kew Gardens station to the Royal Botanic Gardens, the National Archives, and Mortlake Crematorium which we have suggested, in our experience, are the key destinations visitors look for alongside Kew Green, KewContinue Reading

Kew Biothane

Kew Biothane redevelopment Update 2/12/2016 This site, at Mellis Avenue, is included in Richmond’s site allocation plan to be redeveloped for housing. The land has now been put up for sale and work is underway by the owner, Thames Water Utilities, to decommission the site no longer needed for waste treatment by the Stag Brewery,Continue Reading

63 Kew Green

63 Kew Green ref 16/1903/FUL Update 2/12/2016 We commented on this application for a change of use from office accommodation on the ground floor to a 2 bedroom flat to ask whether the Kew Green elevation could be restored to its original Georgian fenestration design and whether reinforced glass without railings could be considered forContinue Reading

9 Station Approach

9 Station Approach (formerly Ma Cuisine) ref 16/3159/FUL and 16/3160/ADV and 16/4483/FUL Update 27/01/2017 New drawings have been submitted for this application which are still not correct, omitting changes to the front facade where loud speakers, additional lighting and heating units have been placed. We have asked for their removal. Proposals for timber slatted screeningContinue Reading

Brentford bus garage and enabling developments

Brentford bus garage and enabling developments ref P/2016/5244 or 01508/B/P13 Update 27/01/2017 We have submitted objections to this over-development at 1-4 Capital Interchange Way which would affect vistas as well as traffic and associated increased air pollution. Many of the reasons given by Hounslow Council’s Planning Committee for turning down the Chiswick Curve application, whichContinue Reading

273a Sandycombe Road

273a Sandycombe Road (ref 16/3213/GPD15) Update 14/10/2016 This application has now been withdrawn by the applicant. It is not at all clear what was proposed for this site and we will keep an eye open for any new application. Update 30/09/2016 We have asked for clarifications on this application for a change of use fromContinue Reading

63 Sandycombe Road (Smith Bros)

63 Sandycombe Road (Richmond Council ref 16/2307/FUL and 16/4845/PS192 and 17/0870/FUL) Update 28/4/2017 We have submitted objections to this new application. Although there is a reduction in the height proposed for the re-development compared to the previous refused application, we still consider that issues of height, massing, access and parking remain. Update 05/04/2017 A newContinue Reading

David Blomfield

  A celebration of David Blomfield’s life Following a private family burial in the morning, there will be a celebration of David’s life on Tuesday 26th July at 3pm at the Barn Church, Atwood Avenue, Kew, TW9 4HF, and afterwards at Priory Park Tennis Club, TW9 3BZ. (Priory Park is at the end of ForestContinue Reading

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Designation of new conservation area in Kew Update 26/04/2017 In 2015, the Council undertook a [more]
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