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Kew Gardens Station Pedestrian accessibility improvements

Pedestrian accessibility improvements

Update 27/10/2017

Richmond Council have started a public consultation on plans to improve the way finding from Kew Gardens station to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Separate but related plans are being developed to improve signage which we hope to see soon.

We were pleased that Richmond Council engaged with us before the consultation was made public but disappointed that our comments do not appear to have been taken on board. You may want to consider the comments we made here: Pedestrian accessibility improvements

Have your say by 19 November here

 

St Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road Open Space

St Luke’s House open space makeover Update 12/12/2017 The little garden adjacent to St Luke’s House (Kew Studio) on Sandycombe Road is having a makeover. Richmond Council are asking for comments on the proposals. You can see the details here and have you say by 1 November: https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/parks-open-spaces/st-lukes-17/  

Richmond Community Awards

Richmond Community awards Update 23/09/2017 We nominated our very own Mary Done for a community award. Mary has done amazing work for the Kew Society as our Honorary Secretary for 6 years, organiser of a very full programme of events and maintaining our links with the Thames Landscape Strategy. We are very pleased that RichmondContinue Reading

Kew Pond

The story of Kew Pond Update 20/09/2017 Some of you will already know the story of Kew Pond, on the north east corner of Kew Green, and how it is maintained today by local volunteers working with Richmond Council. We are featuring it in our latest Newsletter but here is a longer article all aboutContinue Reading

London Mayor’s consultation on police stations

Consultation on closure of Sovereign Gate Police Station, Richmond Update 19/09/2017 The Mayor’s Office is consulting on closures of police stations across the capital, including Sovereign Gate in Richmond where the neighbourhood team for Kew Ward, and 2  other adjacent Wards, is based. If closed, the team will be based in Twickenham. See the consultationContinue Reading

Garage at the rear or 63-65 Raleigh Road

Garage at the rear of 63-65 Raleigh Road (Richmond Council ref 17/2625/FUL) Update 15/09/2017 We have objected to the retrospective application to extend this garage business, making use of the former substation and building a single storey extension, for the same reasons as set out by Councillor Stephen Speak in calling the application in toContinue Reading

Citroen Garage Site Brentford

Citroen Garage site Brentford redevelopment Update 30/08/2017 The developers for this site are holding a public exhibition to seek views on their proposals before a planning application is made to Hounslow Council. You can see what is proposed here: https://homesforbrentford.commonplace.is/ The exhibition is at Brentford Leisure Centre on Tuesday 5th September from 11.00 – 19.00 andContinue Reading

269-271 Sandycombe Road

269-271 Sandycombe Road (Richmond Council ref. 17/2671/ES191) Update 08/10/2017 This application has been refused on the basis that it was not lawful. Update 17/08/2017 We have commented on this application to establish the use of the property as a B&B to say we have no objection to the existing use certificate being issued subject to all the criteria being met under the relevant Town and  Country Acts and associated Orders.  

Elizabeth Line

Changes to London Transport routes Update 20/07/2017 Transport for London have opened a consultation on changes to bus routes in anticipation of the opening of the new Elizabeth line from 2018. The changes include shortening the 391 bus route so that it finishes at Hammersmith rather than Sands End, Fulham and reduced frequency of service.Continue Reading

Chiswick Roundabout B and Q site

B&Q site redevelopment Update 12/06/2017 Developers Reef Estates are holding a public exhibition on their proposals to redevelop this site on Chiswick roundabout, opposite the site proposed for the 32 storey “Chiswick Curve” which was refused by Hounslow Council. The exhibition will be held at the London Museum of Steam and Water, Green Dragon Lane,Continue Reading

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Pedestrian accessibility improvements Update 27/10/2017 Richmond Council have started a public [more]
Kew Pond
The story of Kew Pond Update 20/09/2017 Some of you will already know the story of Kew Pon [more]

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