Author Archives: Caroline Brock

15-23 Station Parade

15-23 Station Parade (Richmond Council ref. 17/3891/FUL)

Update 02/02/2018

We have submitted observations on this application for a 2 bedroom flat on a second floor, above Lloyds Pharmacy. This is an important building in the centre of Kew Village as recognised by its designation as a Building of Townscape Merit (BTM), At ground level, the dead return shop frontage already detracts from the attractiveness of the street scene and the proposed development higher up may add to the unattractive visual look. We have asked for the application to be carefully reviewed by the Council’s conservation team, including the proposed increase in roof height, the effect on the top parapet of the building which has decorative copings and turrets, the accuracy of some of the drawings and the overall effect, creating a harsher monolithic building. The area shown as a cycle store also looks insufficient, particularly as it is shared with refuse and recycling areas.

 

53 Old Deer Park Gardens

Land adjacent to 53 Old Deer Park Gardens (Richmond Council ref 17/4263/FUL) Update 19/01/2018 This application has been withdrawn by the applicant. Update 04/01/2018 We have commented on the proposed construction of a 4 bedroom house with 2 car parking spaces and refuse, recycling and cycle storage and replacement of part of the boundary wallContinue Reading

Chiswick Beach

Chiswick Beach, Strand on the Green Update 04/01/2018 We have submitted objections to the Port of London Authority to the proposal for 25 houseboat moorings as well as a cafe/restaurant and other leisure facilities on the river at Strand on the Green. We said that the location, adjacent to a river frontage of historic listedContinue Reading

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

Electric Vehicle Charging Points Update 19/02/2018 Richmond Council are consulting on the location of more electric vehicle charging points in Kew and elsewhere in the Borough. You can see the proposals and have your say, by 11 March, here: https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/richmondecs/electric-vehicle-18/consult_view/ Update 18/01/2018 The rapid electric vehicle charging point at 241-245 Lower Richmond Road (ref 17/3687/FUL)Continue Reading

Cycle Superhighway 9

Cycle Superhighway 9 Update 13/12/2017 Transport for London’s proposals for Cycle Superhighway 9 from Kensington Olympia to Brentford town centre has been the subject of much comment in the Evening Standard and elsewhere, most objecting on grounds that Chiswick High Road is not approprrate as the road is a relatively narrow traditional high street. ThereContinue Reading

Bulb planting on Kew Road

Bulb planting on Kew Road: making a Bigger Splash Update 11/12/2018 To complement our efforts at Kew Gardens station to brighten the entry to the Royal Botanic Gardens with new planting, we have now funded and planted 4,600 bulbs in the Kew Road grass verges, opposite the Victoria Gate entrance to the Gardens. We areContinue Reading

Policy Consultations by the London Mayor: draft new London Plan

London Mayor’s draft new London Plan The Mayor is consulting on a new London Plan. You can see the consultation here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/london-plan/new-london-plan/download-draft-london-plan-0 We are considering comments from the Kew Society and will post them here as soon as we have completed our review. London’s Environment Strategy Consultation Update 05/12/2017 We have commented on the London’s Mayor’sContinue Reading

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

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