Author Archives: Caroline Brock

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

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 15/06/2018 The applicant has now submitted an appeal against the refused planning permission. Update 13/12/2017 This application, which had a large number of objections including our own, has been refused. on grounds of: the absence of sufficient off-street car parking spaces andContinue Reading

Citroen Garage Site Capital Interchange Way, Brentford

Citroen Garage site at Capital Interchange Way, Brentford (Hounslow Council resf P/2017/4692 and 01508/A/P6, Richmond Council ref 17/4104/CON and GLA reference D&P/4279) Update 21/07/2018 We gave evidence and answered questions from the London Mayor at the Public Hearing held yesterday. You can see the proceedings here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/planning-applications-and-decisions/public-hearings/citroen-site-public-hearing John Ricketts on behalf of the Kew SocietyContinue Reading

269-271 Sandycombe Road

269-271 Sandycombe Road (Richmond Council ref. 17/2671/ES191 and 18/0049/FUL) Update 25/03/2018 A new application (18/0049/FUL) has been approved for change of use to a guesthouse. 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 propertyContinue 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

Telephone Boxes

Telephone Boxes Update 02/02/2018 New telephone box outside Lloyds Pharmacy We are glad to see that the appeal against the refusal of permission for a telephone box here has been dismissed on grounds of the harm to the character and appearance of the street scene and the setting of the adjacent Building of Townscape MeritContinue Reading

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Great Pagoda restoration, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Restoration of the Great Pagoda Update 13/07/2018 In recognition of our sponsorship o [more]
Richmond in Bloom
Richmond in Bloom: Best Village in Bloom Update 08/07/2018 The judges - Hugo Ross Tatum and Ed [more]

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